please explain me

Asked by  | 12th Nov, 2008, 01:46: PM

Expert Answer:

If Earth were to shrink suddenly ,its radius would decrease.The moment of Inertia I = 2/5 MR2 decrease.As no external torque is acting on the earth ,its angular momentum L = Iω   = I 2/T is constant. As I decreases , T must decrease.Hence the length of the day will decrease.

Answered by  | 12th Nov, 2008, 02:00: PM

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