Moment of inertia of the earth is expressed as:
I = (5.97 × 1024)(1.50 × 1011)2 = 1.34 × 1047 kg•m2
ω = 2π/t
ω = 1.99 × 10-7 rad/s
Calculate the magnitude of the angular momentum of the Earth in a circular orbit around the sun. The Earth has mass 5.97×1024 kg , radius 6.38×106 m , and orbit radius 1.50×1011 m . The planet completes one rotation on its axis in 24 hours and one orbit in 365.3 days.
Is it reasonable to model it as a particle?
Calculate the magnitude of the angular momentum of the Earth due to its rotation around an axis through the north and south poles, modeling it as a uniform sphere.
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