16. Angular Momentum
Conservation of Angular Momentum
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Suppose a diver spins at 8 rad/s while falling with a moment of inertia about an axis through himself of 3 kg•m2. What moment of inertia would the diver need to have to spin at 4 rad/s?
BONUS:How could he accomplish this?
Two astronauts, both 80 kg, are connected in space by a light cable. When they are 10 m apart, they spin about their center of mass with 6 rad/s. Calculate the new angular speed they'll have if they pull on the rope to reduce their distance to 5 m. You may treat them as point masses, and assume they continue to spin around their center of mass.