Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 12 - Rotation of a Rigid Body - Exercises and Problems - Page 349: 24


$\omega = 0.5~rad/s$

Work Step by Step

The area under the torque versus time graph is equal to the change in angular momentum. We can find the area under the graph as: $\Delta L = \frac{1}{2}(2~N~m)(2~s)$ $\Delta L = 2~kg~m^2/s$ The total change in angular momentum from t= 0 to t = 3 s is $2~kg~m^2/s$. Since the object started from rest, the object's angular momentum at t = 3.0 s is $2~kg~m^2/s$. We can find the angular velocity at t = 3.0 s. $L = I~\omega$ $\omega = \frac{L}{I}$ $\omega = \frac{2~kg~m^2/s}{4.0~kg~m^2}$ $\omega = 0.5~rad/s$
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