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Homework Help: Falling rod, collision, angular velocity

  1. Feb 16, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A thin, slender rod with mass m and length L is held in a vertical position, the height h over a solid table.
    The rod is dropped and the end of the rod strikes the corner of the table. The rod begins a rotation around the corner.

    a) Is linear momentum conserved?
    Is angular momentum conserved?
    b) Determine the angular velocity just after the collision. Is the energy conserved during the collision?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Think I've got a solution - will post it once verified.

    Last edited: Feb 16, 2010
  2. jcsd
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