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Homework Help: Linear momentum

  1. Jan 24, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    If I have a bird that flies into a flag-pole with velocity x m/s, and the flag-pole trips, how do I find the linear momentum of the flag-pole/bird system? (The bird gets stuck to the flag-pole).

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I know how to find the angular momentum, but does it even make sence to talk about linear momentum in this case?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 24, 2008 #2
    depends on the type of flag pole i guess
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