﻿ Point masses m1 and m2 are placed at the opposite ends of a rigid rod of length L and negligible mass. The rod of length L and negligible mass. The rod is to be set rotating about an axis perpendicular to it. The position of point P on this rod through which the axis should pass so that the work required to set the rod rotating with angular velocity   is minimum is given by  from Physics System of Particles and Rotational Motion Class 11 Manipur Board

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Point masses m1 and m2 are placed at the opposite ends of a rigid rod of length L and negligible mass. The rod of length L and negligible mass. The rod is to be set rotating about an axis perpendicular to it. The position of point P on this rod through which the axis should pass so that the work required to set the rod rotating with angular velocity is minimum is given by • • • • D. As two point masses m1 and m2 are placed at opposite ends of a rigid rod of length L and negligible as shown in the figure. Total moment of inertia of the rod

I = m1x2  + m2(L-x)2

I = m1x2 + m2L2 +m2x2 - 2m2Lx

As I is minimum i.e When I is minimum, the work done by rotating a rod will be minimum.

As two point masses m1 and m2 are placed at opposite ends of a rigid rod of length L and negligible as shown in the figure. Total moment of inertia of the rod

I = m1x2  + m2(L-x)2

I = m1x2 + m2L2 +m2x2 - 2m2Lx

As I is minimum i.e When I is minimum, the work done by rotating a rod will be minimum.

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