I have no idea how to approach this problem. I'm not even sure if my visualization is right. Where do I start? Somebody please guide me; I'm not asking for a step by step solution to the answer. I just want to know how to do it.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

________________________________________________

A thin, uniform stick of length 2 m and mass 3.4 kg is pinned through one end and is free to rotate. The stick is initially hanging vertically and at rest. You then rotate the stick so that you are holding it horizontally. You release the stick from that horizontal position. What is the magnitude of the angular acceleration of the stick when it has traveled 22.7 degrees (the stick makes an angle of 22.7 degrees with the horizontal)?

Remember that the moment of inertia for a stick of mass m and length L about its end is (1/3)m L^2.

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Homework Help: Angular Acceleration of a Pinned Stick

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**