# Rotational Mechanics Problem typical one

1. Dec 6, 2012

Hi friends,

Here is a typical problem

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It is an elastic collision. Here I am applying simply the conservation of linear momentum as,

Momentum before collision = Momentum after collision
i.e.

Total translational K.E. of the block will be transferred to the disk. Hence disc's COM will have velocity v after collision. and hence the angular velocity be ω = v/r.

But this is not the correct answer. The correct answer is option (b).

Please friends help me in this problem.

Thank you all in advance.

2. Dec 6, 2012

### Staff: Mentor

Angular velocity around what?
The surface is rough, so I think you should assume that the disk is rotating on the surface. This needs additional energy, and the disk will be slower than v.