An ice skater spins about a vertical axis at an angular speed of 15 rad s−1 when her arms are
outstretched. She then quickly pulls her arms into her sides in a very small time interval so
that the frictional forces due to ice are negligible. Her initial moment of inertia about the
axis of rotation is 1.72 kg m2 and her final moment of inertia is 0.61 kg m2. What is the
change in her angular speed? What is the change in her kinetic energy? Explain this change
in kinetic energy.
Let moments of inertia be I1 and I2 and angular speeds be w1 and w2