# Angular velocity of a platform

• January 22nd 2007, 03:40 AM
totalnewbie
Angular velocity of a platform
I don't know the idea.
I can find momentum of inertia of disc-shaped platform but don't know how to link it with mass of a man who walks on the disc-shaped platform.
This excercises seems to be based on momentum of impulse of conservation law

• January 22nd 2007, 10:10 AM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by totalnewbie
I don't know the idea.
I can find momentum of inertia of disc-shaped platform but don't know how to link it with mass of a man who walks on the disc-shaped platform.
This excercises seems to be based on momentum of impulse of conservation law

Angular momentum of the platform is $|I \omega|=|m\, v\, r|$ , where $m$ is the mass of the man $v$ his speed, $r$ the radius of the platform $I$ the moment of inertia of the platform and $\omega$ the angular velocity of the platform (the platform rotates in the opposite direction to that in which the man walks.