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Two masses M each are connected by a rigid rod of negligible mass having length a.The CM of the system is stationary in a gravity free space and the system rotates about the CM. with angular velocity w.One of the rotating masses strikes a third stationary ball of mass M which sticks to it.What is the angular momentum of the three mass system before and after collision?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

For the collision conservation of linear momentum will be applicable.

Mv=2Mv' or,v'=v/2=wa/4. From this w' can be calculated.

Prior collision,L=Iw where I is the MI of the two mass system.

After collision, L'=I'w'

Please check if I am correct.

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# Homework Help: Angular momentum problem

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