All -- 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.