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    Moment of intertia, angular momentum and Torque

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    Hi guys, I am having problem trying to get the last question in this interesting problem.

    Do I have to subsitute the answers that I find in a) b) and c)?

    And also for b) what kind of general formula do I use to reprsent F when I want to find torque t = | r x f|.

    Thanks so much!
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    In d) you are given that

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    Now, the angular momentum \vec{L} points along the shaft of the spinning top, right? What you have found via the torque vector  \vec{T} is how the angular momentum is changing with time. I think you can get the angular component of how \vec{L} changes with respect to time. Then all you need to do is sum it up so that it goes around once (1 period). It'll be good to see your numbers and calculations.
    Last edited by Vlasev; August 3rd 2010 at 03:42 PM.
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