Angular Momentum. Overview Review –K rotation = ½ I  2 –Torque = Force that causes rotation –Equilibrium   F = 0   = 0 Today –Angular Momentum.

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Angular Momentum

Overview Review –K rotation = ½ I  2 –Torque = Force that causes rotation –Equilibrium   F = 0   = 0 Today –Angular Momentum L = I    L = 0 if  = 0

Linear and Angular LinearAngular Displacement x  Velocity v  Acceleration a  Inertia mI KE ½ m v 2 ½ I  2 N2L F=ma  = I  Momentum p = mv L = I  Today

Define Angular Momentum MomentumAngular Momentum p = mV L = I  conserved if  F ext = 0conserved if  ext =0 Vector Vector! units: kg-m/s units: kg-m 2 /s

Right Hand Rule Wrap fingers of right hand around direction of rotation, thumb gives direction of angular momentum. What is direction of angular momentum for wheel A)Into Screen B) Out of Screen C) Left D) Right

Preflight You are sitting on a freely rotating bar-stool with your arms stretched out and a heavy glass mug in each hand. Your friend gives you a twist and you start rotating around a vertical axis though the center of the stool. You can assume that the bearing the stool turns on is frictionless, and that there is no net external torque present once you have started spinning. You now pull your arms and hands (and mugs) close to your body.

Bonus Question! There are No External forces acting on the “student+stool” system. A) TrueB) False C) What!? Key is no external torques about vertical axis! FBD has gravity and normal force.

Preflight 1 What happens to the angular momentum as you pull in your arms? 1. it increases 2. it decreases 3. it stays the same L1L1 L2L2 CORREC T “ if there isnt any torque acting on a system angular momentum is conserved. ” 30% 25% 45%

Preflight 2 11 22 I2I2 I1I1 L L What happens to your angular velocity as you pull in your arms? 1. it increases 2. it decreases 3. it stays the same CORRECT “ the moment of inertia decreases as the mass of the body is closer to the central axis and the angular velocity increases ” 80% 10% “I know from experience because I have tried this scenario before” “When you pull your arms in, your mass will get closer to your rotation axis”

Preflight 3 What happens to your kinetic energy as you pull in your arms? 1. it increases 2. it decreases 3. it stays the same CORRECT “Although I is decreased,  is increased by a similar proportion and because we are squaring the value of  is has a much higher impact than before and the amount that comes from that will add to a higher total kinetic energy.” 11 22 I2I2 I1I1 L L (using L = I  ) 45% 10% 45%

What about Energy Conservation? A) Energy isn’t conserved here B) Energy comes from weights C) Gravitational energy is being converted to rotational kinetic energy D) Energy comes from cookies. E ) I have no clue….

Turning the bike wheel A student sits on a barstool holding a bike wheel. The wheel is initially spinning CCW in the horizontal plane (as viewed from above) L= 25 kg m 2 /s She now turns the bike wheel over. What happens? A. She starts to spin CCW. B. She starts to spin CW. C. Nothing CORRECT Start w/ angular momentum L pointing up from wheel. When wheel is flipped, no more angular momentum from it pointing up, so need to spin person/stool to conserve L!

Turning the bike wheel (more) She is holding the bike wheel and spinning counter clockwise. What happens if she turns it the other ½ rotation (so it is basically upside down from how it started). A) Spins FasterB) Stays sameC) Stops

Turning the bike wheel... Since there is no net external torque acting on the student-stool system, angular momentum is conserved. –Remenber, L has a direction as well as a magnitude! LL Initially: L INI = L W,I = + 25 kg m 2 /s LLL Finally: L FIN = L W,F + L S = -25 kg m 2 /s + L s L s = 50 kg m 2 /s L L W,F LLSLLS L L W,I LLL L W,I = L W,F + L S

Gyroscopic Motion: Suppose you have a spinning gyroscope in the configuration shown below: If the left support is removed, what will happen??  pivot support g

Gyroscopic Motion... Suppose you have a spinning gyroscope in the configuration shown below: If the left support is removed, what will happen? –The gyroscope does not fall down!  pivot g

Gyroscopic Motion... precesses... instead it precesses around its pivot axis !  pivot Bicycle wheel

Precession

Summary o  = I  L = I  –Right Hand Rule gives direction –If  = 0, L is conserved

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