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

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3. The attempt at a solution

Could someone see if my solution is correct?

Part a:

[itex]I = M R^2[/itex] for a circular hoop.

[tex]L = \vec{r} \times \vec{p} = I \omega[/tex]

[tex]m_0 v_0 R \sin(\theta) = M R^2 \omega[/tex]

[tex]\omega = \frac{m_0 v_0 \sin(\theta)}{M R}[/tex]

Part b:

Using conservation of momentum to find the velocity [itex]v[/itex] of the dart+wheel system:

[tex]m_0 v_0 = (m_0 + M) v[/tex]

[tex]v = \frac{m_0 v_0}{m_0 + M}[/tex]

[tex]K_i = \frac{1}{2} m_0 v_0^2[/tex]

[tex]K_f = K_{translational} + K_{rotation} = \frac{1}{2}(M + m_0) v^2 + \frac{1}{2} (M + m_0) R^2 \omega^2[/tex]

And then just plug [itex]v[/itex] and [itex]\omega[/itex] in from above and calculate the ratio of final to initial? So, after a bunch of algebra:

[tex]\frac{K_f}{K_i} = m_0 \left(\frac{\sin^2(\theta)}{M}+\frac{\sin^2(\theta) m_0}{M^2}+\frac{1}{M+m_0}\right)[/tex]

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