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## Class 11 Physics NCERT Solutions for Chapter 7 System of Particles and Rotational Motion

Ideally, a rigid body is one for which the distances between different particles of the body do not change, despite force acting on them. A rigid body fixed at one point or along a line can have only rotational motion. A rigid body not fixed in some way can have either pure translation or a combination of translation and rotation. Some key points on the System of Particles and Rotational Motion are given below.

- To determine the motion of the centre of mass of a system without knowledge of internal forces of the system is required. For this purpose, we need to know only the external forces on the body
- Newton’s Second Law for finite-sized bodies (or systems of particles) is based in Newton’s Second Law and also Newton’s Third Law for particles.
- The total torque on a system is independent of the origin of the total external force is zero.

Any real body which we encounter in daily life has a finite size. In dealing with the motion of extended bodies (bodies of finite size) the idealised model of a particle is inadequate. NCERT solutions for class 11 Physics are one of the best resources. The system of Particles and Rotational Motion is a crucial chapter in CBSE Class 11. Students must prepare this chapter well to score well in their exams. The solutions are given below so that students can understand the concepts of this chapter in-depth.

### Important Questions of Class 11 Physics Chapter 7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion

*Q1. Give the location of the centre of mass of an (i) sphere, (ii) cylinder, (iii) ring, and (iv) cube, each of uniform mass density. Does the centre of mass of a body necessarily lie inside the body?*

**Ans.**

All the given structures are symmetric bodies having a very uniform mass density. Thus, for all the above bodies their center of mass will lie in their geometric centres.

It is not always necessary for a body’s center of mass to lie inside it, for example, the center of mass of a circular ring is at its center.

*Q2. In the HCl molecule, the separation between the nuclei of the two atoms is about 1.27 Å (1 Å = 10-10 m). Find the approximate location of the CM of the molecule, given that a chlorine atom is about 35.5 times as massive as a hydrogen atom and nearly all the mass of an atom is concentrated in its nucleus.*

**Ans.**

Given,

mass of hydrogen atom = 1 unit

mass of chlorine atom = 35.5 unit ( As a chlorine atom is 35.5 times the size )

Let the center of mass lie at a distance x from the chlorine atom

Thus, the distance of center of mass from the hydrogen atom = 1.27 – x

Assuming that the center of mass lies of HCL lies at the origin, we get :

x =

m( 1.27 – x) + 35.5mx = 0

1.27 – x = -35.5x

Therefore, x = ( -1.27)/35.5 -1

= -0.037 Å

The negative sign indicates that the center of mass lies at 0.037Å from the chlorine atom.

*Q3. A child sits stationary at one end of a long trolley moving uniformly with a speed V on a smooth horizontal floor. If the child gets up and runs about on the trolley in any manner, what is the speed of the CM of the (trolley + child) system?*

**Ans.**

The child and the trolley constitute a single system and him moving inside the trolley is a purely internal motion. Since there is no external force on the system the velocity of the center of mass of the system will not change.

*Q4. Show that the area of the triangle contained between the vectors a and b is one half of the magnitude of a × b*

**Ans.**

A.

let ** $\vec{z}$ **be represented as

Considering ΔADN :

sinθ = DN/AD = DN /

DN =

Now, by definition

= AB.DN × 2/2 = 2 × area of ABD

Thus, area of ΔADB = ½ ×

*Q5. Show that a.(b × c) is equal in magnitude to the volume of the parallelepiped formed on the three vectors , a, b and c.*

**Ans.**

Let the parallelepiped formed be :

Here,

Now, ^{0}

Where

Now,

= z * v * c cos0

= z.(v * c) = Volume of the parallelopiped.

*Q6. Find the components along the x, y, z axes of the angular momentum l of a particle, whose position vector is r with components x, y, z and momentum is p with components px, py and pz. Show that if the particle moves only in the x-y plane the angular momentum has only a z-component.*

**Ans.**

lx = yp_{Z} – zp_{Y}l_{Y}

= zp_{X} – xp_{Z}l_{Z}

= xp_{Y} –yp_{X}

Linear momentum ,

Position vector of the body ,

Angular momentum ,

=

=

From this we can conclude;

l_{X} = yp_{Z} – zpy_{y }, l_{Y} = zp_{X }– xp_{Z} and l_{Z} = zp_{Y }– yp_{X}

If the body only moves in the x-y plane then z = p_{z} = 0. Which means :

l_{X} = l_{Y} = 0

And hence only l_{Z} = zp_{Y }– yp_{X }, which is just the z component of angular momentum.

*Q7. Two particles, each of mass m and speed v, travel in opposite directions along parallel lines separated by a distance d. Show that the angular momentum vector of the two-particle system is the same whatever be the point about which the angular momentum is taken*

**Ans.**

Let us consider three points be Z , C and X :

Angular momentum at Z,

L_{Z} =mv x 0 + mv x d

=mvd

Angular momentum about B,

L_{X} = mv x d + mv x 0

= mvd

Angular momentum about C,

L_{C }= mv x y + mv x ( s – y ) = vdm

Thus we can see that ;

vec{L_{Z}} = vec{L_{X}} = vec{L_{C}} . This proves that the angular momentum of a system does not depend on the point about which its taken.

*Q8. A 2m irregular plank weighing W kg is suspended in the manner shown below, by strings of negligible weight. If the strings make an angel of 35 ^{0 } and 55^{0} respectively with the vertical, find the location of center of gravity of the plank from the left end.*

**Ans.**

The free body diagram of the above figure is:

Given,

Length of the plank, l = 2 m

θ_{1} = 35^{0} and θ_{2 }=55^{0}

Let T_{1} and T_{2} be the tensions produced in the left and right strings respectively.

So at translational equilibrium we have;

T_{1}sinθ_{1} = T_{2}sinθ_{2}

T_{1}/ T_{2 } = sinθ_{2 }/ sinθ_{1} = sin55 / sin35

T_{1}/ T_{2 } = 0.819 / 0.573 = 1.42

T_{1} = 1.42T_{2}

_{ } Let ‘d’ be the distance of the center of gravity of the plank from the left.

For rotational equilibrium about the centre of gravity :

T_{1}cos35 x d = T_{2 }cos 55 (2 – d)

( T_{1}/ T_{2 })x0.82d = (2 x 0.57 – 0.57d)

1.42 x 0.82 d – 0.57 d = 1.14

1.73d = 1.14

Therefore d = 0.65m

*Q9. A car weighs 1800 kg. The distance between its front and back axles is 1.8 m. Its centre of gravity is 1.05 m behind the front axle. Determine the force exerted by the level ground on each front wheel and each back wheel.*

**Ans.**

Given,

Mass of the car, m= 1800 kg

Distance between the two axles, d = 1.8 m

Distance of the C.G. (centre of gravity) from the front axle = 1.05 m

The free body diagram of the car can be drawn as :

Let R_{F} and R_{B }be are the forces exerted by the level ground on the front and back wheels respectively.

At translational equilibrium:

R_{F} + R_{B} = mg

= 1800 × 9.8

= 14700 N . . . . . . . . . . . ( 1 )

For rotational equilibrium about the C.G., we have:

R_{F }(0.5) = R_{B }(1.7 – 0.5)

R_{B} / R_{F} = 1.2 / 0.5

R_{B} = 2.4 R_{F} . . . . . . . . . . . . ( 2 )

Using value of equation ( 2 ) in equation ( 1 ), we get:

2.4R_{F } + R_{F} = 14700

R_{F} = 4323.53 N

∴ R_{B} = 14700 – 4323.53 = 10376.47 N

Thus, the force exerted on each of the front wheel = 4323.53/ 2 = 2161.77 N, and

The force exerted on each back wheel = 10376.47 / 2 = 5188.24 N

* **Q**10. (a) Find the moment of inertia of a sphere about a tangent to the sphere, given the moment of inertia of the sphere about any of its diameters to be 2MR2/5, where M is the mass of the sphere and R is the radius of the sphere.
(b) Given the moment of inertia of a disc of mass M and radius R about any of its diameters to be MR2/4, find its moment of inertia about an axis normal to the disc and passing through a point on its edge.*

**Ans.**

Given,

(a) The moment of inertia (M.I.) of a sphere about its radius = 2MR^{2}/10

According to the theorem of parallel axes, M.I of a sphere about a tangent to the sphere = 2MR^{2}/5 + MR^{2 } = ( 7MR^{2} )/ 5

(b) Given, moment of inertia of a disc about its diameter =( MR^{2} )1/ 4

( i )According to the theorem of perpendicular axis, the moment of inertia of a planar body (lamina) about an axis passing through its center and perpendicular to the disc = 2 x (1/4)MR^{2} = MR^{2} / 2

The situation is shown in the given figure.

( ii ) Using the theorem of parallel axes:

Moment of inertia about an axis normal to the disc and going through a point on its circumference

= MR^{2} / 2 + MR^{2}

= (3MR^{2} )/ 2

*Q**11. Torques of equal magnitude are applied to a hollow cylinder and a solid sphere, both having the same mass and radius. The cylinder is free to rotate about its standard axis of symmetry, and the sphere is free to rotate about an axis passing through its centre. Which of the two will acquire a greater angular speed after a given time?*

**Ans.**

let m be the mass and r be the radius of the solid sphere and also the hollow cylinder.

Moment of inertia of the solid sphere about an axis passing through its centre,

I_{2} = (2mr^{2 }) / 5

The moment of inertia of the hollow cylinder about its standard axis, I_{1} = mr^{2}

Let T be the magnitude of the torque being exerted on the two structures, producing angular accelerations of α_{2} and α_{1 } in the sphere and the cylinder respectively.

Thus we have , T = I_{1}α_{1}= I_{2}α_{2 }

∴ α_{2 }/ α_{1} = I_{1} / I_{2} =

α_{2} > α_{1} . . . . . .( 1 )

Now, using the relation :

ω = ω_{0} + αt

Where,

ω_{0} = Initial angular velocity

t = Time of rotation

ω = Final angular velocity

For equal ω_{0} and t, we have:

ω ∝ α . . . . . . . . ( 2 )

From equations ( 1 ) and ( 2 ), we can write:

ω_{2} > ω_{1}

Thus from the above relation, it is clear that the angular velocity of the solid sphere will be greater than that of the hollow cylinder.

*Q12. A solid cylinder of mass 20 kg rotates about its axis with angular speed 100 rad s ^{-1}. The radius of the cylinder is 0.25 m. What is the kinetic energy associated with the rotation of the cylinder? What is the magnitude of angular momentum of the cylinder about its axis?*

**Ans.**

Given,

Mass of the cylinder, m = 20 kg

Angular speed, ω = 100 rad s^{–1}

Radius of the cylinder, r = 0.25 m

The moment of inertia of the solid cylinder:

I = mr^{2} / 2

= (1/2) × 20 × (0.25)^{2}

= 0.36 kg m^{2}

( a ) ∴ Kinetic energy = (1/2) I ω^{2}

= (1/2) × 0.36 × (100)^{2} =1800 J

( b )∴Angular momentum, L = Iω

= 0.36× 100

= 36 Js

*Q13.**( i ) A child stands at the centre of a turntable with his two arms outstretched. The turntable is set rotating with an angular speed of 40 rev/min. How much is the angular speed of the child if he folds his hands back and thereby reduces his moment of inertia to 2/5 times the initial value? Assume that the turntable rotates without friction*

*( ii ) Show that the child’s new kinetic energy of rotation is more than the initial kinetic energy of rotation. How do you account for this increase in kinetic energy?*

**Ans.**

(a) Given,

Initial angular velocity, ω_{1}= 40 rev/min

let the final angular velocity = ω_{2}

Let the boy’s moment of inertia with hands stretched out = I_{1}

Let the boy’s moment of inertia with hands folded in = I_{2}

We know :

I_{2} = (2/5) I_{1}

As no external forces are acting on the boy, the angular momentum L will be constant.

Thus, we can write:

I_{2 }ω_{2} = I_{1} ω_{1}

ω_{2} = (I_{1}/I_{2}) ω_{1}

= [ I_{1} / (2/5)I_{1} ] × 40 = ( 5/2 ) × 40 = 100 rev/min

(b) Final kinetic energy of rotation, E_{F} = (1/2) I_{2} ω_{2}^{2}

Initial kinetic energy of rotation, E_{I} = (1/2) I_{1} ω_{1}^{2}

E_{F} / E_{I} = (1/2) I_{2} ω_{2}^{2 }/ (1/2) I_{1} ω_{1}^{2}

= (2/5) I_{1} (100)^{2} / I_{1} (40)^{2}

= 100

∴ E_{F} = 100 E_{1}

It is clear that there is an increase in the kinetic energy of rotation and it can be attributed to the internal energy used by the boy to fold his hands.

*Q14**. A rope of negligible mass is wound around a hollow cylinder of mass 3 kg and radius 40 cm. What is the angular acceleration of the cylinder if the rope is pulled with a force of 30 N? What is the linear acceleration of the rope? Assume that there is no slipping.*

**Ans.**

Given,

Mass of the hollow cylinder, m = 3 kg

Radius of the hollow cylinder, r = 40cm = 0.4 m

Force applied, F = 30 N

Moment of inertia of the hollow cylinder about its axis:

I = mr^{2}

= 2 × (0.3)^{2} = 0.18 kg m^{2}

Torque, T = F × r = 30 × 0.3 = 9 Nm

Also, we know that :

T = Iα

( a ) Therefore, α = T / I = 9 / 0.18 = 50 rad s^{-2}

( b ) Linear acceleration = Rα = 0.4 × 50 = 20 m s^{–2 }

*Q15. To maintain a rotor at a uniform angular speed of 200 rad s-1, an engine needs to transmit a torque of 180 N m. What is the power required by the engine ? (Note: uniform angular velocity in the absence of friction implies zero torque. In practice, applied torque is needed to counter frictional torque). Assume that the
engine is 100% efficient.*

**Ans.**

Given,

The angular speed of the rotor, ω = 200 rad/s

Torque, T = 180 Nm

Therefore, power of the rotor (P) :

P = T ω

= 200 × 180

= 36.0 kW

Therefore, the engine requires 36.0 kW of power.

*Q.16. From a uniform disk of radius R, a circular hole of radius R/2 is cut out. The centre of the hole is at R/2 from the centre of the original disc. Locate the centre of gravity of the resulting flat body*

**Ans.**

Let the mass/unit area of the original disc = σ

Radius of the original disc =2*r*

Mass of the original disc, *m* = π(2*r*^{2})σ = 4 π*r*^{2}σ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( i )

The disc with the cut portion is shown in the following figure:

Radius of the smaller disc = *r*

Mass of the smaller disc, *m’* = π *r*^{2}σ

=> m’ = m/4 [ From equation ( i ) ]

Let O’ and O be the respective centers of the disc cut off from the original and the original disc. According to the definition of center of mass, the center of mass of the original disc is concentrated at O, while that of the smaller disc is supposed at O′.

We know that :

OO′= *R*/2 = r2.

After the smaller circle has been cut out, we are left with two systems whose masses are:

–*m’ *( = m/4 ) concentrated at O′, *and m* (concentrated at O).

(The negative sign means that this portion has been removed from the original disc.)

Let *X* be the distance of the center of mass from O.

We know :*X* = (*m*_{1} *r*_{1} + *m*_{2} *r*_{2}) / (*m*_{1 }+ *m*_{2})*X* = [ *m* × 0 – m’ × (*r */ 2) ] / ( *M* + (-*M*‘) ) = –*R* / 6

(The negative sign indicates that the center of mass is R/6 towards the left of O.)

*Q17. A metre stick is balanced on a knife-edge at its centre. When two coins, each of mass 5 g are put one on top of the other at the 12.0 cm mark, the stick is found to be balanced at 45.0 cm. What is the mass of the metre stick?*

**Ans.**

The above situation can be represented as :

Let W’ and W be the weights of the coin and the meter rule respectively.

The center of mass of the meter rule acts from its center i.e., 45 cm mark

Mass of the meter stick = *m’*

Mass of each coin, *m* = 5 g

When the coins are placed 12 cm away from A, the centre of mass shifts by 10 cm from the midpoint R towards A.

The centre of mass is now at 40 cm from A.

For rotational equilibrium about R will

10 × *g*(40 – 12) = *m’g*(45 – 40)

∴ *m’* = 38 *g*

Thus, the mass of the meter rule is 38 *g*.

*Q18. A solid sphere rolls down two different inclined planes of the same heights but different angles of inclination. (a) Will it reach the bottom with the same speed in each case? (b) Will it take longer to roll down one plane than the other? (c) If so, which one and why?*

**Ans.**

( a )Let the mass of the ball = *m*

let the height of the ball =* **h*

let the final velocity of the ball at the bottom of the plane =* **v*

At the top of the plane, the ball possesses Potential energy = *m*g*h*

At the bottom of the plane, the ball possesses rotational and translational kinetic energies.

Thus, total kinetic energy = (1 / 2)*mv*^{2} + (1/2) *I* ω^{2}

Using the law of conservation of energy, we have:

(1/2)*mv*^{2} + (1/2)*I*ω^{2} = *mgh *

For a solid sphere, the moment of inertia about its centre, *I* = ( 2 / 5 )mr^{2}

Thus, equation ( *i *) becomes:

(1 / 2)*mv*^{2} + (1 / 2)[ (2 / 5)*mr*^{2 }] ω^{2} = *mgh*

(1 / 2) *v*^{2} + ( 1/5 ) *r*^{2 }ω^{2} = *gh*

Also , we know *v* = rω

∴ We have : ( 1/2 )*v*^{2} + ( 1/5 )*v*^{2} = *gh**v*^{2 }( 7/10 ) = *gh**v* =

Since the height of both the planes is the same, the final velocity of the ball will also be the same irrespective of which plane it is rolled down.

( b ) Let the inclinations of the two planes be *θ*_{1 }and *θ*_{2}, , where:

θ_{1} < *θ*_{2}

The acceleration of the ball as it rolls down the plane with an inclination of *θ*_{1} is:

g sin*θ*_{1}

let *R*_{1} be the normal reaction to the sphere.

Similarly, the acceleration in the ball as it rolls down the plane with an inclination of *θ*_{2} is:

g sin *θ*_{2}*Let R*_{2} be the normal reaction to the ball.

Here, θ_{2} > *θ*_{1}; sin *θ*_{2} > sin *θ*_{1} . . . . .. .. . . .. . . ( *1 *)

∴ *a*_{2} > *a*_{1 . . .. . . .. . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . }( 2 )

Initial velocity, *u *= 0

Final velocity, *v* = Constant

Using the first equation of motion:*v* = *u* + *at*

∴ *t* ∝ ( 1/a )

For inclination θ_{1} : *t*_{1} ∝ ( 1 /* a*_{1 })

For inclination θ_{2} : *t*_{2} ∝ ( 1 /* a*_{2 })

As *a*_{2 }> *a*_{1 }we have :*t*_{2 }< *t*_{1}

( c )Therefore, the ball will take a greater amount of time to reach the bottom of the inclined plane having the smaller inclination.

*Q19. A hoop of radius 2 m weighs 100 kg. It rolls along a horizontal floor so that its centre of mass has a speed of 20 cm/s. How much work has to be done to stop it?*

**Ans.**

Given

The radius of the ring, *r* = 2 m

Mass of the ring, *m* = 100 kg

Velocity of the hoop, *v* = 20 cm/s = 0.2 m/s

Total energy of the loop = Rotational K.E + Translational K.E..*E*_{T} = (1/2)*mv*^{2} + (1/2) *I* ω^{2}

We know, the moment of inertia of a ring about its center, *I *= *mr*^{2}*E*_{T} = (1/2)*mv*^{2} + (1/2) (*mr*^{2})ω^{2}

Also, we know v = rω

∴ *E*_{T} = ( 1/2 )*mv*^{2} + ( 1/2 )*mr*^{2}ω^{2}

=> ( 1/2 )*mv*^{2} + ( 1/2 )*mv*^{2 }= *mv*^{2}

Thus the amount of energy required to stop the ring = total energy of the loop.

∴ The amount of work required, *W* = *mv*^{2 }= 10 × (0.2)^{2 }= 0.4 J.

*Q.20. The oxygen molecule has a mass of 5.30 × 10 ^{-26} kg and a moment of inertia of 1.94×10^{-46} kg m^{2} about an axis through its centre perpendicular to the lines joining the two atoms. Suppose the mean speed of such a molecule in a gas is 500 m/s and that its kinetic energy of rotation is two-thirds of its kinetic energy of translation. Find the average angular velocity of the molecule*

**Ans.**

Given,

Mass of one oxygen molecule, *m* = 5.30 × 10^{–26} kg

Thus, the mass of each oxygen atom = *m*/2

Moment of inertia of it, *I* = 1.94 × 10^{–46} kg m^{2}

Velocity of the molecule, *v* = 500 m/s

The distance between the two atoms in the molecule = 2*r*

Thus, moment of inertia *I*, is calculated as:

l =(*m*/2)r^{2} + (*m*/2)*r*^{2} = *mr*^{2}*r* = ( *I* / *m*)^{1/2}

=> (1.94 × 10^{-46} / 5.36 × 10^{-26} )^{1/2} = 0.60 × 10^{-10} m

Given,

K.E_{rot} = (2/3)K.E_{trans}

(1/2) I ω^{2} = (2/3) × (1/2) × *mv*^{2}*mr*^{2}ω^{2} = (2/3)*mv*^{2}

Therefore,ω = (2/3)^{1/2} (*v*/*r*)

= (2/3)^{1/2} (500 / 0.6 × 10^{-10}) 750= 4.99 × 10^{12} rad/s.

*Q21. A solid cylinder rolls up an inclined plane of the angle of inclination 30°. At the bottom of the inclined plane, the centre of mass of the cylinder has a speed of 5 m/s.
(a) How far will the cylinder go up the plane?
(b) How long will it take to return to the bottom?*

**Ans.**

Given,

initial velocity of the solid cylinder, *v* = 5 m/s

Angle of inclination, θ = 30°

Assuming that the cylinder goes upto a height of h.We get :

( ½ ) mv^{2} + ( ½ ) l ω^{2} = *mgh*

( ½ ) mv^{2} + ( ½ ) ( ½ *mr*^{2}) ω^{2} = *mgh*

3/4 *mv*^{2} = *mgh**h* = 3*v*^{2 }/ 4*g* = (3 × 52) / 4 × 9.8 = 1.224 m

let d be the distance the cylinder covers up the plane, this means :

sin θ = *h*/d

d = h/sin θ = 1.224/*sin* 25° = 2.900m

Now, the time required to return back:

t =

=

= 1.466 s

Thus, the cylinder takes 1.466s to return to the bottom.

*Q22.***As shown in Fig.7.40, the two sides of a step ladder BA and CA are 1.6 m long and ****hinged at A. A rope DE, 0.5 m is tied halfway up. A weight 40 kg is suspended from ****a point F, 1.2 m from B along with the ladder BA. Assuming the floor to be frictionless ****and neglecting the weight of the ladder, find the tension in the rope and forces ****exerted by the floor on the ladder. (Take g = 9.8 m/s2****) ****(Hint: Consider the equilibrium of each side of the ladder separately.)**

**Ans.**

*The above situation can drawn as :*

Here,

N_{Z} = Force being applied by floor point Z on the ladder

N_{Y} = Force being applied by floor point Y on the ladder

T = Tension in string.

YX = XZ = 1.6 m

AB = 0.5 m

YF = 1.2 m

Mass of the weight, m = 30 kg

Now,

Make a perpendicular from X on the floor YZ. This will intersect AB at mid-point M.

ΔXYI and ΔXIZ are similar

∴ZI = IY

This makes I the mid-point of ZY.

AB || ZY

ZY = 2 × AB = 1 m

XF = YX – YF = 0.4 m . . . . . . . . . . . ( 1 )

A is the mid-point of XY.

Thus, we can write:

XA = (1/2) × XY = 0.8 m . . . . . . . .. . . . ( 2 )

Using equations ( 1 ) and ( 2 ), we get:

FB = 0.4 m

Thus, F is the mid-point of AX.

FG || AM and F is the mid-point of AX. This will make G the mid-point of XM.

ΔFXG and ΔXAM are similar

∴ FG / AM = XF / XA

FG / AM = 0.4 / 0.8 = 1 / 2

FG = (1/2) AM

= (1/2) × 0.25 = 0.125 m

In ΔXAM :

XM = (XA^{2} – AM^{2})^{1/2}

= (0.8^{2} – 0.25^{2})^{1/2} = 0.76 m

For translational equilibrium of the ladder, the downward force should be equal to the upward force.

N_{Y} + N_{Z }= mg = 294 N . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( 3 ) [ mg = 9.8 x 30 ]

Rotational equilibrium of the ladder about X is:

-N_{Y} × YI + FG x mg + N_{Z} × ZI – T × XG + XG × T = 0

-N_{Y} × 0.5 + 294× 0.125 + N_{Z} × 0.5 = 0

(N_{Z} – N_{Y}) × 0.5 = 36.75

N_{Z} – N_{Y} = 73.5 . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . .. . . ( 4 )

Adding equation ( 3 ) and equation ( 4 ), we get:

N_{Z} = 183.75 N

N_{Y} = 110.25 N

Rotational equilibrium about X for the ladder side XY

-N_{Y} × YI + FG x mg + T × XG = 0

-110.25 × 0.5 + 294 × 0.125 + 0.76 x T = 0

∴ T = 24.177 N.

*Q23. A man stands on a rotating platform, with his arms stretched horizontally holding a 5 kg weight in each hand. The angular speed of the platform is 30 revolutions per minute. The man then brings his arms close to his body with the distance of each weight from the axis changing from 90cm to 20cm. The moment of inertia of the man together with the platform may be taken to be constant and equal to 7.6 kg m ^{2}.
(a) What is his new angular speed? (Neglect friction.)
(b) Is kinetic energy conserved in the process? If not, from where does the change
come about?*

* Ans.*

( a ) Given,

Mass of each weight = 5 kg

Moment of inertia of the man-disc system = 7.6 kg m^{2}

Moment of inertia when his arms are fully stretched to 90 cm:

2 × m r^{2}

= 2 × 4 × ( 0.9 )^{2}

= 6.48 kg m^{2}

Initial moment of inertia of the system, I_{i} = 6.58 + 5.12 = 11.82 kg m^{2}

Angular speed, ω_{i} = 30 rev / min

=> Angular momentum, L_{i} = I_{i}ω_{i} = 11.82 × 30

= 354.6 . . . . . . . (i)

Moment of inertia when he folds his hands inward to 15 cm :

2 × mr^{2}

= 2 × 4 (0.15)^{2} = 0.18 kg m^{2}

Final moment of inertia, I_{f} = 6.7 + 0.18 = 6.88 kg m^{2}

let final angular speed = ω_{f}

=> Final angular momentum, L_{f} = I_{f}ω_{f} = 6.88 ω_{f} . . . . . . (ii)

According to the principle of conservation of angular momentum:

I_{i}ω_{i} = I_{f}ω_{f}

∴ ω_{f} = 354.6 / 6.88 = 51.54 rev/min

(b) There is a change in kinetic energy , with the decrease in the moment of inertia kinetic energy increases. The extra kinetic energy is supplied to the system by the work done by the man in folding his arms inside.

* **Q24. A bullet of mass 10 g and speed 500 m/s is fired into a door and gets embedded exactly at the centre of the door. The door is 1.0 m wide and weighs 12 kg. It is hinged at one end and rotates about a vertical axis practically without friction. Find the angular speed of the door just after the bullet embeds into it.
(Hint: The moment of inertia of the door about the vertical axis at one end is ML2/3.)*

* Ans.*

Given, Velocity,*v*= 500 m/s

Mass of bullet, *m* = 10 g = 10 × 10^{–3} kg

Width of the door, *L* = 1 m

Radius of the door,* **r* = *1* / 2

Mass of the door, *M* = 10 kg

Angular momentum imparted by the bullet on the door:

L =* **mvr*

= (8 × 10^{-3} ) × (450) × (1/2) = 1.8 kg m^{2} s^{-1} …(i)

Now, Moment of inertia of the door :

I = ML^{2} / 3

= (1/3) × 10 × 1^{2} = 3.33 kgm^{2}

We know, L = Iω

∴ ω = L / I

= 1.8 / 3.33 = 0.54 rad /s

*Q25. Two discs of moments of inertia I1 and I2 about their respective axes (normal to the disc and passing through the centre), and rotating with angular speeds ω1 and ω2 are brought into contact face to face with their axes of rotation coincident.*

*(a) What is the angular speed of the two-disc system?*

*(b) Show that the kinetic energy of the combined system is less than the sum of the initial kinetic energies of the two discs. How do you account for this loss in energy? Take ω1 ≠ ω2.***Ans.**

( a )Given,

Let the moment of inertia of the two turntables be I_{1 }and I_{2 }respectively.

Let the angular speed of the two turntables be ω_{1 }and ω_{2 }respectively.

Thus we have;

Angular momentum of turntable 1, L_{1} = I_{1}ω_{1}

Angular momentum of turntable 2, L_{2} = I_{2}ω_{2}

=> total initial angular momentum L_{i} = I_{1}ω_{1} + I_{2}ω_{2}

When the two turntables are combined together:

Moment of inertia of the two turntable system, I = I_{1} + I_{2}

Let ω be the angular speed of the system.

=> final angular momentum, L_{T} = (I_{1} + I_{2}) ω

According to the principle of conservation of angular momentum, we have:

L_{i} = L_{T}

I_{1}ω_{1} + I_{2}ω_{2} = (I_{1} + I_{2})ω

Therefore , ω = (I_{1}ω_{1} + I_{2}ω_{2}) / (I_{1} + I_{2}) . . . . . . . . . . ( 1 )

( b ) Kinetic energy of turntable 1, K.E_{1} = ( 1/2 ) I_{1}ω_{1}^{2}

Kinetic energy of turntable 2, K.E_{1} = ( 1/2 ) I_{2}ω_{2}^{2}

Total initial kinetic energy, KE_{I} = (1/2) ( I_{1}ω_{1}^{2} + I_{2}ω_{2}^{2})

When the turntables are combined together, their moments of inertia add up.

Moment of inertia of the system, I = I_{1} + I_{2}

Angular speed of the system = ω

Final kinetic energy KE_{F }: = (1/2) ( I_{1} + I_{2}) ω^{2}

Using the value of ω from (1)

= (1/2) ( I_{1} + I_{2}) [ (I_{1}ω_{1} + I_{2}ω_{2}) / (I_{1} + I_{2}) ]^{2}

= (1/2) (I_{1}ω_{1} + I_{2}ω_{2})^{2} / (I_{1} + I_{2})

Now, E_{I} – E_{F}

= ( I_{1}ω_{1}^{2} + I_{2}ω_{2}^{2}) (1/2) – [ (1/2) (I_{1}ω_{1} + I_{2}ω_{2})^{2} / (I_{1} + I_{2}) ]

Solving the above equation, we get :

= I_{1} I_{2} (ω_{1} – ω_{2})^{2} / 2(I_{1} + I_{2})

As (ω_{1} – ω_{2})^{2} will only yield a positive quantity and I_{1} and I_{2 }are both positive, the RHS will be positive.

Which means KE_{I} – KE_{F} > 0

Or, KE_{I} > KE_{F}

Some of the kinetic energy was lost overcoming the forces of friction when the two turntables were brought in contact.

*Q26. (a) Prove the theorem of perpendicular axes. (Hint: Square of the distance of a point (x, y) in the x–y plane from an axis through the origin and perpendicular to the plane is x2+y2).
(b) Prove the theorem of parallel axes. (Hint: If the centre of mass of a system of n particles is chosen to be the origin
mi i ∑ r = 0 ). *

**Ans.**

(a) According to the theorem of perpendicular axes, the moment of inertia of a planar body (lamina) about an axis perpendicular to its plane is equal to the sum of the moments of inertia of the lamina about any two mutually perpendicular axes in its plane and intersecting each other at the point where the perpendicular axis passes through it.

let us consider a physical body with center O and a point mass m,in the x–plane at (x, y) is shown in the following figure.

Moment of inertia about x-axis, I_{x} = mx^{2}

Moment of inertia about y-axis, I_{y} = my^{2}

Moment of inertia about z-axis, I_{z} = m(x^{2} + y^{2})^{1/2}

I_{x} + I_{y} = mx^{2} + my^{2}

= m(x^{2} + y^{2})

= m [(x^{2} + y^{2})^{1/2}]^{1/2}

I_{x} + I_{y} = I_{z}

Thus, the theorem is verified.

(b) According to the theorem of parallel axes, the moment of inertia of a body about any axis is equal to the sum of the moment of inertia of the body about a parallel axis passing through its center of mass and the product of its mass and the square of the distance between the two parallel axes.

Suppose a rigid body is made up of n number of particles, having masses m_{1}, m_{2}, m_{3}, … , m_{n}, at perpendicular distances r_{1}, r_{2}, r_{3}, … , r_{n} respectively from the center of mass O of the rigid body.

The moment of inertia about axis RS passing through the point O:

The perpendicular distance of mass m_{i} from the axis QP = a+ r_{i}

_{$I_{QP} = \sum_{i = 1}^{n}m_{i}(a +r_{i})^{2}$}

_{$I_{QP} = \sum_{i = 1}^{n}m_{i}(a^{2} +r_{i}^{2} + 2ar_{i})$}

_{ $I_{QP} = \sum_{i = 1}^{n}m_{i}a^{2} + \sum_{i = 1}^{n}m_{i}r_{i}^{2} + \sum_{i = 1}^{n}m_{i}2ar_{i}$}

_{ }

We know, the moment of inertia of all particles about the axis passing through the center of mass is zero.

as a

Therefore,

Also,

Therefore,

= M; M = Total mass of the rigid body

Therefore,

Therefore the theorem is verified.

*Q27. Prove the result that the velocity v of translation of a rolling body (like a ring, disc, cylinder or sphere) at the bottom of an inclined plan v ^{2} = 2gh/(1+k^{2}/R^{2}) using dynamical consideration (i.e. by consideration of forces and torques). Note k is the radius of gyration of the body about its symmetry axis, and R is the radius of the body. The body starts from rest at the top of the plane.*

**Ans.**

The above situation can be represented as :

Here,

R = the body’s radius

g = Acceleration due to gravity

K = the body’s radius of gyration

v = the body’s translational velocity

m = Mass of the body

h = Height of the inclined plane

Total energy at the top of the plane, E_{T} (potential energy) = mgh

Total energy at the bottom of the plane, E_{b} = KE_{rot} + KE_{trans}

= (1/2) I ω^{2} + (1/2) mv^{2}

We know, I = mk^{2} and ω = v / R

Thus, we have E_{b} =

=

According to the law of conservation of energy:

E_{T} = E_{b}

mgh =

∴ v = 2gh / [ 1 + (k^{2} / R^{2}) ]

Thus, the given relation is proved.

*Q28. A disc rotating about its axis with angular speed ωo is placed lightly (without any translational push) on a perfectly frictionless table. The radius of the disc is R. What are the linear velocities of the points A, B and C on the disc shown in Fig. 7.41? Will the disc roll in the direction indicated? *

**Ans.**

The respective linear velocities are :

For point A, v_{A }= rω in the direction of the arrow

For point B, v_{B }= rω in the direction opposite to the arrow

For point C, v_{c} = (R/2)ω_{o} in the same direction as that of v_{A}

Firstly there is no tangential push given to the coin in the initial state. Secondly, the force of friction was the only means of tangential force, but that too is absent as the surface is frictionless. Therefore, the coin cannot roll ahead.

*Q29. Explain why friction is necessary to make the disc in Fig. 7.41 roll in the direction indicated.
(a) Give the direction of frictional force at B, and the sense of frictional torque, before perfect rolling begins.
(b) What is the force of friction after perfect rolling begins?*

**Ans.**

( a ) Frictional force acts towards right as it opposes the direction of velocity of point X which is towards left. The sense of frictionless torque will be normal to the plane of the coin and outwards.

( b ) As force of friction acts in the direction opposite to the velocity at point X, perfect rolling starts only when the force of friction at that point equals zero. This makes the force of friction acting on the coin equal to zero.

*Q30. A solid disc and a ring, both of radius 10 cm are placed on a horizontal table simultaneously, with an initial angular speed equal to 10 π rad s ^{-1}. Which of the two will start to roll earlier? The coefficient of kinetic friction is µk = 0.2.*

**Ans.**

Given,

Radii of the ring and the disc, r = 10 cm = 0.10 m

Initial angular speed, ω_{0 }=8 π rad s^{–1}

Coefficient of kinetic friction, μ_{k} = 0.2

Initial velocity of both the objects, u = 0a

The motion of the two objects is caused by the force of friction. According to Newton’s second, the force of friction, f = ma

μ_{k}mg= ma

Where,

a = Acceleration produced in the disc and the ring

m = Mass

∴ a = μ_{k}g . . . . . .. . . . . . . ( 1 )

Using the first equation of motion :

v = u + at

= 0 + μ_{k}gt

= μ_{k}gt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( 2 )

The frictional force applies a torque in perpendicularly outward direction and reduces the initial angular speed.

Torque, T= –Iα

Where, α = Angular acceleration

μ_{k}mgr = –Iα

∴ α = -μ_{k}mgr / I . . . . . . . . . ( 3 )

According to the first equation of rotational motion, we have :

ω = ω_{0} + αt

= ω_{0} + (-μ_{k}mgr / I )t . . . . . . . .( 4 )

Rolling starts when linear velocity, v = rω

∴ v = r (ω_{0} – μ_{k}mgrt / I ) …(v)

Using equation ( 2 ) and equation ( 5 ), we have:

μ_{k}gt = r (ω_{0} – μ_{k}mgrt / I )

= rω_{0} – μ_{k}mgr^{2}t / I . . . . . . . . ( 6 )

For the ring:

I = mr^{2}

∴ μ_{k}gt = rω_{0} – μ_{k}mgr^{2}t / mr^{2}

= rω_{0} – μ_{k}gt

2μ_{k}gt = rω_{0}

∴ t = rω_{0} / 2μ_{k}g

= ( 0.05 × 8 × 3.14) / (2 × 0.2 × 9.8 ) = 0.32 s . . . . ( 7 )

For the disc: I = (1/2)mr^{2}

∴ μ_{k}gt = rω_{0} – μ_{k}mgr^{2}t / (1/2)mr^{2}

= rω_{0} – 2μ_{k}gt

3μ_{k}gt = rω_{0}

∴ t = rω_{0} / 3μ_{k}g

= ( 0.05 × 8 × 3.14) / (3 × 0.2 × 9.8 ) = 0.213 s …..( 8)

Since t_{D} > t_{R}, the disc will start rolling before the ring.

*Q31. A cylinder of mass 10 kg and radius 15 cm is rolling perfectly on a plane of inclination 30o. The coefficient of static friction µs = 0.25.
(a) How much is the force of friction acting on the cylinder?
(b) What is the work done against friction during rolling?
(c) If the inclination θ of the plane is increased, at what value of θ does the cylinder begin to skid,
and not roll perfectly?*

**Ans.**

The above situation can be depicted as:

Given,

mass, m = 10 kg

Radius, r = 15 cm = 0.1 m

Co-efficient of kinetic friction, µ_{k }= 0.25

Angle of inclination, θ = 25°

We know, moment of inertia of a solid cylinder about its geometric axis, I = (1/2)mr^{2}

The acceleration of the cylinder is given as:

a = mg Sinθ / [m + (I/r^{2}) ]

= mg Sinθ / [m + { ½ mr^{2 }/ r^{2 }} ]

= (2/3) g Sin 25°

= (2/3) × 9.8 × = 2.72 ms^{-2}^{}

( a ) Using Newton’s second law of motion, we can write net force as:

f_{NET} = ma

mg Sin 25° – f = ma

f = mg Sin 25° – ma

= 8 × 9.8 × 0.422 – 10 × 2.72

= 5.88 N

( b ) There is no work done against friction during rolling.

( c ) We know for rolling without skidding :

μ = (1/3) tan θ

tan θ = 3μ = 3 × 0.25

∴ θ = tan^{-1} (0.75) = 36.87°

*Q32. Read each statement below carefully, and state, with reasons, if it is true or false;
(a) During rolling, the force of friction acts in the same direction as the direction of motion of the CM of the body.
(b) The instantaneous speed of the point of contact during rolling is zero.
(c) The instantaneous acceleration of the point of contact during rolling is zero.
(d) For perfect rolling motion, work done against friction is zero.
(e) A wheel moving down a perfectly frictionless inclined plane will undergo slipping (not rolling) motion.*

**Ans.**

( a ) True. This is because during perfect rolling frictional force is zero so work done against it is zero.

( b ) True. Rolling occurs only when there is a frictional force to provide the torque so in the absence of friction the wheel simply slips down the plane under the influence of its weight.

( c ) True. During rolling the point of the body in contact with the ground does not move ahead ( this would be slipping ) instead it only touches the ground for an instant and lifts off following a curve. Thus, only if the point of contact remains in touch with the ground and moves forward will the instantaneous speed not be equal to zero.

( d ) False. Force of friction acts in the direction opposite to the direction of motion of the centre of mass of the body.

( e) False. The point of contact during rolling as an acceleration in the form of centrifugal force directed towards the centre.

*Q33. Separation of Motion of a system of particles into motion of the centre of mass and motion about the
centre of mass:*

*( i ) Show $\vec{p _{i}} = \vec{p’ _{i}} + m_{i}\vec{V}$*

*Where p _{i} is the momentum of the i^{th} particle (of mass m_{i} ) and *

*Also, verify using the definition of the center of mass that $\sum \vec{p_{i}} = 0$*

* ( ii ) Prove that K = K′ + ½MV ^{2}*

*Where K is the total kinetic energy of the system of particles, K′ is the total kinetic energy of the system when the particle velocities are taken relative to the center of mass and MV ^{2} /2 is the kinetic energy of the translation of the system as a whole.*

* ( iii ) Show $\vec{L} = m_{i}\vec{L’} + M\vec{R}*\vec{V}$*

* Where $\vec{L} = \sum\vec{r’_{i}} * \vec{p’_{i}}$ is the angular momentum of the system about the centre of mass with velocities considered with respect to the centre of mass. Note $\vec{r’_{i}} = \vec{r_{i}} – \vec{R}$; rest of the notation is the standard notation used in the lesson. Remember $\vec{L’} and \vec{MR} * \vec{v}$ can be said to be angular momenta, respectively, about and of the center of mass of the system of particles.*

*( iv ) Prove that : $\frac{\vec{dl’}}{dt} = \sum \vec{r’_{i}} * \frac{\vec{dp’}}{dt}$*

*Further prove that :*

*Where $\vec{T _{ext}}$ is the sum of all external torques acting on the system about the center of mass. ( Clue : apply Newton’s Third Law and the definition of center of mass . Consider that internal forces between any two particles act along the line connecting the particles.)*

**Ans.**

Here

and,

Where, ^{ith} particle referred to center of mass O’ as the new origin and

( i ) Momentum of i^{th} particle

=

Or,

( ii ) Kinetic energy of system of particles

K =

=

=

=

=

= ½ MV^{2} + K’

Where M =

K’ =

= kinetic energy of motion about the center of mass.

Or, ½ Mv^{2} = kinetic energy of motion of center of mass.( Proved )

Since,

=0

( iii ) Total angular momentum of the system of particles.

=

=

=

However, we know

Since,

According to the definition of center of mass,

Such that,

Given,* $\vec{L} = \sum\vec{r’_{i}} * \vec{p’_{i}}$ *

Thus, we have ;

( iv ) From previous solution

=

=

Since,

Total torque =

=

=

Where,

=

=

Thus we have ,

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