Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 11 - For Thought and Discussion: 8

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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