Question

The UHart Thermodynamics club is investigating the dynamics of a steam engine. The angular velocity of the 16-kg flywheel (0.18 m radius of gyration) is 60 rpm counterclockwise. A constant

force P = 5 N is applied to the 2-kg collar from the position shown until the 4-kgconnecting rod is vertical (90 degree rotation from position shown).Determine the angular velocity of the flywheel when the connecting rod is vertical.

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