(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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On a frictionless table, a glob of clay of mass 0.38 kg strikes a bar of mass 0.90 kg perpendicularly at a point 0.55 m from the center of the bar and sticks to it. If the bar is 1.30 m long and the clay is moving at 8.1 m/s before striking the bar, at what angular speed does the bar/clay system rotate about its center of mass after the impact?

2. Relevant Equations

[tex]L_i=RXP=I\omega[/tex]

[tex]cm_[new]=\frac{all m*d}{total mass}[/tex]

Parallel Axis Theorem

3. The attempt at a solution

M is mass of rod and m is mass of glob.

[tex]L_i=RXP=mvb=1.6929[/tex]

[tex]L_f=I_{glob}\omega+I_{rod}\omega[/tex]

[tex]\delta=distance from old cm to new cm[/tex]

[tex]\delta=\frac{mb}{m+M}=.1633 m[/tex]

[tex]I_{glob}=m(b-\delta)^2[/tex]

[tex]I_{rod}=\frac{M(L)^2}{12}+M\delta^2[/tex]

[tex]L_i=L_f[/tex]

I get 8.15 rad/s which is wrong, the right answer is 5.743. What did I do wrong?

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# Angular Speed, Glob and Rod

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