Problem D12: A child of mass m is sitting on a cylindrical merry-go-round,
which has a mass of n1m. The radius of the merry-go-round is
R. Initially, the child is sitting a distance R/n2 from the
center, and both child and merry-go-round are at rest. Then, the child
jumps off in a direction perpendicular to the radius. If the speed
of the child with respect to the gound is v, what is the final angular
velocity ω of the merry-go-round? If ω=v/(R n3)
What is n3? Note that
n1, n2, and n3 are unitless. Assume
that the merry-go-round is a cylindrical disk.
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