## angular velocity, linear acceleration?

A rod of mass M, length L, and uniform density and thickness swings around a frictionless pivot at one end of the rod; the other end is free. The rod is held at angle θ below the horizontal and then released with no initial angular velocity, ω0=0. Find the linear acceleration a of the rod's free end immediately after the rod is released.
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 Quote by silentshimmer A rod of mass M, length L, and uniform density and thickness swings around a frictionless pivot at one end of the rod; the other end is free. The rod is held at angle θ below the horizontal and then released with no initial angular velocity, ω0=0. Find the linear acceleration a of the rod's free end immediately after the rod is released.
Use torque to find the angular acceleration (gravity will act at the center of gravity of the object). Then use that to find the linear acceleration at the extremity.
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