(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

On a frictionless table, a glob of clay of mass .48kg strikes a bar of mass .94kg perpendicularly at a point .34m from the center of the bar and sticks to it.

1. If the bar is .90m long and the clay is moving at 8.4 m/s befor estrikning the bar, what is the final speed of the center of mass?

2. At what angular speed does the bar/cly system rotate about its cneter of mass after the impact?

2. Relevant equations

Lo=Lf

Initial Inertia*omega initial =Final Inertia*omega final

Mtotal*Xcm= mi*xi...

3. The attempt at a solution

Wow, this problem is frustrating! At first I was using an example in my text book to solve this problem:

mvl= Ifinal*omega final = (1/12 ML^2 + ml^2) *omega final

mvl/((1/12 ML^2 + ml^2) = omega final

However that was the wrong approach. Then I realized that the center of mass shifts. I found the new center of mass:

Xcm= (.48 kg)(.34m)/(.48kg+.94kg) = .1149

So the distance the clay has from the center of mass is now .2250

Then I tried mvl/ [(1/12 ML^2 + M(Xcm)^2) + m(new l)^2

(.48kg)(8.4m/s)(.34m)/[(1/12 (.94kg)(.90m)^2 + (.94kg)(.1149)^2) +(.48kg) (.225)^2 = omega final

My answer was 13.7 rad/s which was incorrect. I am lost. I just don't know how to approach this problem. Please help

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# Homework Help: Glob of clay

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