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Impulse applied on a rod

  1. Oct 13, 2014 #1
    1. a uniform rod of mass m and length l is placed horizontally on a smooth horizontal surface.An impulse is applied at one end perpendicular to the length of the rod. what is the velocity of centre of mass and angular velocity of rod just after the impulse is applied.
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  3. Oct 13, 2014 #2


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    The word "smooth" is code for frictionless. Thus the rod is supported against the force of gravity, but moves without any friction from the table. So,.... for get the support altogether, and simply ask yourself what is the resulting motion of the rod when floating free in space.
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