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Homework Help: Problem about rotation

  1. Dec 22, 2006 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two particles of mass m, connected by a rod of lengh L, are at rest. Another particle of mass m moving at v0 strikes one of the particles at a right angle and sticks to it. a) Find the linear velocity, angular velocity about center of mass. b) which point is momentarily stationary.



    2. Relevant equations
    Conservation of linear and angular momentum


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I thought it was as simple as doing conservation of momentum, but I might be wrong.

    I appreciate any help
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2006 #2

    Doc Al

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    But you might be right also. Now get busy! (Yes, apply conservation of angular and linear momentum.)
     
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