First let me say I appreciate everyone on these forums who takes the time out to help. My question is as follows: It has 2 parts. Part 1: A uniform meter stick (1 m long) is held on its edge against a frictionless table. The meter stick is released and it falls to the table. Part 2: The meter stick is connected so the stick can still fall but one end remains in place. This is all the information I have and I am suppose to figure out the speed of the center of mass. I am completely lost as how to do this. Any help or guidance would be extremely beneficial. Thank you.