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barryj

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This is not a homework problem.

I am trying to set up the following problem. I am doing something wrong. Help. I have attached the problem and figure but here is the text.

Figure 10-52 shows a thin, uniform bar of Length L and mass M and a small blob of putty of mass m. The system is supported by a frictionless horizontal surface. The putty moves to the right with a velocity v, strikes the bar at a distance d from the center of the bar, and sticks to the bar at the point of contact. Obtain expression for the velocity of the system's center of mass and for the angular speed following the collision.

To find the angular speed, I use the conservation of angular momentum.

mv(1)d = m*v(2)*d + (1/12)ML^2 * V(2)

Is this a correct setup?

Thanks

Barry

I am trying to set up the following problem. I am doing something wrong. Help. I have attached the problem and figure but here is the text.

Figure 10-52 shows a thin, uniform bar of Length L and mass M and a small blob of putty of mass m. The system is supported by a frictionless horizontal surface. The putty moves to the right with a velocity v, strikes the bar at a distance d from the center of the bar, and sticks to the bar at the point of contact. Obtain expression for the velocity of the system's center of mass and for the angular speed following the collision.

To find the angular speed, I use the conservation of angular momentum.

mv(1)d = m*v(2)*d + (1/12)ML^2 * V(2)

Is this a correct setup?

Thanks

Barry