Physics 101- Introduction to Mechanics
March 25- Energy in Rotating Systems

 

 

 

 
 

 

  A uniform think stick of length L and mass M is pivoted at one end.  It is held horizontal and released.  Assume the pivot is frictionless.  Find the angular acceleration of the stick immediately after it is released.   Find the angular velocity of the stick when it reaches its vertical position.
 
 
 
 
 

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Loyola Marymount University
Spring 2002