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Rotational Kinematics 8/30/09 11 The analogies between translational and rotational motion Linear Rotational Motion Motion position x angular position velocity v = dx/dt angular velocity acceleration a = dv/dt angular acceleration mass m moment of inertia linear p=mv angular momentum momentum force F = ma torque work work power P = Fv power kinetic energy kinetic energy 8/30/09 22 Angular Variables Consider a planar object rotating about an axis perpendicular to its plane. The position is described as a point on the object by the coordinates r and Á, where Á is the angle measured with respect to the axis. When the object moves through an angle Á, the point moves a distance s along the arc. We define the angle Á in radians as s=rÁ 8/30/09 33 The linear velocity in meters per second of a point as moves around a circle is called the tangential velocity We define the angular velocity ! in radians per second as ! = d Á/dt. Thus v=r! If a point is accelarating along its path with tangential acceleration ®, then We define the angular acceleration ® in radians per second, Thus It is common to describe rotating objects by their frequency of revolution in revolutions per second. Since 2 rev is 2¼ rad, then 8/30/09 44 Problems 1.) An electric drill rotates at 1600 rev/min. Through what angle does it turn in 4 ms? If it reaches this speed from rest in 0.32 s, what is its average angular acceleration? 2.) The moon goes around the earth in about 27.3 days. What is its angular velocity? a.) Convert 27.3 days to seconds b.) Plug in the numbers 8/30/09 55 Moment of Inertia The moment of inertia represents the effort you need to get something to turn. Consider a continuous object to be composed of many small pieces of mass dm. We can write: If the mass is spread throughout the volume with density ½, the mass in a volume dV is dm = ½ dV. For a surface mass density ¾, dm = ¾ dA. For a line mass density ¸, dm = ¸ dx. In these cases the moment of inertia can be written: or or 8/30/09 66 Derivation of the Moment of Inertia for a uniform round disk of thickness b and radius R. So the moment of inertia is: 8/30/09 77 Derivation of the Moment of Inertia for a uniform rod of dimensions of length l and radius r axis x 0 l–h h 8/30/09 88 We have a rod of uniform composition, same density everywhere, and it has a mass m and length l. We place the axis of rotation at O, a distance h from one of the ends. Simple enough, now we pick an element of volume of a short segment of length dx and cross-sectional area A, a distance x from O. That means: Since we need to find the total rotational inertia of the entire rod, we need to integrate from x = -h to x = l - h: 8/30/09 99 If the axis of rotation is at the end of the rod, h = 0, which simplifies the equation greatly. Thin Rod About Axis Through One End Perpendicular to Length If the axis of rotation is at the center, h = l/2, which also simplifies the equation greatly. 8/30/09 1010 Thin Rod About Axis Through Center Perpendicular to Length 8/30/09 1111 Moment of Inertia I hoop or cylindrical shell about its axis solid cylinder or disk rod about perpendicular axis through end rectangular plate about perpendicular axis through center solid sphere spherical shell 8/30/09 1212 Problems 1.) Calculate the moment of inertia of a solid cylinder of mass M and radius R about its axis. Solution and 8/30/09 1313 Angular Momentum and Torque The angular momentum with respect to the origin of a particle with position r and momentum p = mv is defined as because ! is perpendicular to r , . If the angle between r and p is µ, then the magnitude of L is The time rate of change of the of the angular momentum is The cross-product of velocity and momentum is zero, because these vectors are parallel. The magnitude of the torque is 8/30/09 1414 Problems 1.) You push a merry-go-round at its edge, perpendicular to the radius. If the merry-go-round has a diameter of 4.0 m and you push with a force of 160 N, what torque are you applying? Solution 2.) You apply force on a wrench to loosen a pipe. If the wrench is 22 cm long and you apply 120 N at an angle of with respect to the wrench, what torque are you applying? Solution 3.) Because the force of gravity is directed along the line joining the centers of the sun and the earth, the force is negligible. The earth revolves in a slightly elliptical orbit around the sun. It is 1.47 £ 108 km away from and travelling at a speed of 30.3 km/s when it is nearest to the sun (perihelion). The earth’s farthest distance from the sun (aphelion) is 1.52 £ 108 km. How fast is the earth moving at its aphelion? 8/30/09 1515 Solution 8/30/09 1616

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