(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A flywheel has shape as a homogeneous cylinder with mass m = 40,0 kg and radius r = 0,50 meters. The cylinder is rotating round the axis of symmetry, and is runned by a motor with constant angular velocity (w0). When the motor is switched off, the cylinder is affected by a moment of force that are caused by friction.

How long will the cylinder rotate before the angular velocity is halved?

2. Relevant equations

The friction: M = -kw

w = omega

k = (1,2 * 10^2) Nm/s

3. The attempt at a solution

The moment of inertia: I = (m*r^2)/2 (cylinder)

M = -kw => 1) w = -(M/k)

w = 1/2*w0

alpha = w/T = (1/2*w0)/T

1) (1/2*w0) = -(M/k)

(1/2*w0) = -((I*alpha)/k)

(1/2*w0) = -((((m*r^2)/2)*((1/2*w0)/T))/k)

When solving this equation the answer is: T = -416

BUT sadly we are quite sure this answer is incorrect, any help will be appreciated.

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# Rotating cylinder, how long will it take before the angular velocity is halved

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