Hi guys, I am trying to figure out how you can apply the concept of work to a rotating circle. I am trying to figure out how to calculate the energy required to bring a rotating circle (assumed to be a uniform lamina) to rest.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The circle has the following properties:

- Radiusr(m)

- Massm(kg)

- Now I will have the linear edge velocity ...

Initial:v(ms^{-1})

Final:u(ms^{-1}) (which will me 0 for me :D)

- ... and I assume I will need the angular velocity, so

Initial: [itex]{\omega}_{v}[/tex]

Final: [tex]{\omega}_{u}[/tex]

Now I dont know where to go from here. Obviously I cant directly apply Wd = Fxd, well I say that, I suppose I could express d as a function of; the linear velocity at a point on the circle, the deceleration at that point and the time of deceleration, then integrate across all the circle, But I don't think my Maths would be good enough, maybe after like a few weeks I could crack it. Is there a simpler way to look at this problem, or and area of mechanics that deals with this, I know "circular motion", but I have googled and looked though all resources I have available (in upper sixth or final year of high school if your in America) and cant find the specific area of circular motion dealing with this sort of mechanics. And help would be appreciated, thanks guys.

This is all out of curiosity hence the slight ambiguity in not asking a question with actual values to deal with, thanks :D

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# Homework Help: Work for a rotating circle

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