Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition) Clone

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Chapter 11 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 206: 6

Answer

The rotation rate increases.

Work Step by Step

The moment of inertia will decrease when the polar bears move to the center. Since angular momentum is conserved, we know that the angular velocity must increase.
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