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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This is an interactive homework problem relating to conservation of angular momentum.  A small block on a string travels in circular motion on a table top.  The string passes through a hole in the table's center, hence the circle radius can be shortened by pulling the string.  Given mass of the block, students must determine work done as the circular path decreases from radius .63 m to .51 m.

A user-activated "help" sequence is provided for each step of the problem-solving, from conceptual analysis through quantitative calculation.  Immediate feedback is received for both correct and incorrect responses.  This item is part of a larger collection of interactive homework problems for introductory physics.  See Related items on this page for a link to the full collection.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Rotational Dynamics
= Conservation of Angular Momentum
= Rotational Energy
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- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
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= Curriculum support
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Keywords:
Work Energy Theorem, angular momentum, homework problem, interactive problem, moment of inertia, rotation
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G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/09/rotating_block).
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G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Rotating Block and String, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/09/rotating_block>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2006, June 16). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Rotating Block and String. Retrieved September 21, 2014, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/09/rotating_block
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Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Rotating Block and String. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, June 16, 2006. http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/09/rotating_block (accessed 21 September 2014).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Rotating Block and String. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 16 June 2006. 21 Sep. 2014 <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/09/rotating_block>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Rotating Block and String}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {21 September 2014}, Month = {June 16, 2006}, Year = {2006} }
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This is the full collection of homework problems by the same author.  It contains six problem sets classified by course level.

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