Problem: An object of mass M = 4.00 kg is attached to a spring with spring constant k = 1100 N/m whose unstretched length is L = 0.170 m, and whose far end is fixed to a shaft that is rotating with an angular speed of ω = 5.00 radians/s. Neglect gravity and assume that the mass also rotates with an angular speed of 5.00 radians/s.Assume that, at a certain angular speed ω2, the radius R becomes twice L. Find ω2.Express your answer in radians per second.

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Hooke's law:

F = K·x

Centripetal force:

Fc=mv2r=mrω2

During the rotation, the centripetal force is equal to the force on the spring.

K•Δx = mrω2 

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An object of mass M = 4.00 kg is attached to a spring with spring constant k = 1100 N/m whose unstretched length is L = 0.170 m, and whose far end is fixed to a shaft that is rotating with an angular speed of ω = 5.00 radians/s. Neglect gravity and assume that the mass also rotates with an angular speed of 5.00 radians/s.

Assume that, at a certain angular speed ω2, the radius R becomes twice L. Find ω2.

Express your answer in radians per second.

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