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With a meter stick standing straight up and pivoted at the *bottom*, what is

the final angular velocity as it hits the table?

I've found plenty of standard stuff on physical pendulums (meter stick

pendulum), where I = 1/12 MR^2, period, etc, but I can't find velocity info.

My dim recollection, and perhaps why I can't find the solution so quick, is

that an elliptic integral is involved??

The application is an interesting one:

I would like to approximate the force one would have to generate from a

pushup position sufficient to thrust one's self up to a standing position.

If I had the required Vo, I could probably figure stuff out from there.

I found some neat stuff, like the animations found in

http://www.myphysicslab.com/pendulum1.html ,

But, no velocity graph, and no physical pendulum. Otherwise well-done.

Any links, hints -- or solutions -- appreciated.

Thanks.