### Application of the Principle of Conservation of Angular Momentum

A student on a piano stool rotates freely with an angular speed of 3.16 rev/s. The student holds a 1.50 kg mass in each outstretched arm, 0.794 m from the axis of rotation. The combined moment of inertia of the student and the stool, ignoring the two masses, is 5.45 kg*m2, a value that remains constant. As the student pulls his