1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A uniform thin rod of weight W is supported horizontally by two bricks at its ends. At t=0 one of these bricks is kicked out quickly. Calculate the force on the other support immediately thereafter - it should be in terms of W. 2. Relevant equations T=IA F=ma W=mg I=mr^2/3 Linear accel=AL 3. The attempt at a solution I had attempted to look for the total netforce of the rod. To do this I thought the rod would move down in a sort of pivot of the other support. Using the equations above and some substituting I got the total netforce on the rod was 2W. However, I'm not sure if this is the force that is on the remaining support. Any clarification would be appreciated.