The problem consists of a block that starts off on a ledge. It has an initial vertical imperfection ie it is leaning over at the top such that when the top anchors are cut it will fall off of the ledge. I need to determine how far the block falls from the wall and the velocity of the block when it hits the ground 45 feet below to calculate an impulse.
I think the relevant equations are the relative general plane motion about a translational and a rotational axis. Neglecting the sliding of the block off of the ledge as it moves outward.
The Attempt at a Solution
I had a FBD and then I started to use rigid body motion about a fixed axis but then concluded that would not work. I have been stuck for two weeks and this forum is my last hope. Thanks