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A mass (M) is dropped from height (H) onto one end of a stick of mass (M) and of length (L) pivoted around the opposite end. Upon collision the mass adheres to the stick. Respond to the following in terms of M, L, H, and g.

a. Find speed of mass just before impact

b. Find angular speed of the system immediately after impact

c. Find linear speed of the mass M at its lowest point (when stick is vertical).

d. Determine the mechanical energy lost as a result of the collision.

2. Relevant equations

The moment of inertia of the stick is 1/3ML^2.

conservation of momentum

conservation of energy

3. The attempt at a solution

a. v=sqrt(2gH)

b. w= sqrt(2gH)/2L

I need help with c and d.

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