[pardon my crude drawing]
Say I have a ball that hits the a rod at rest pivoted around hinge A. The ball in the diagram is the solid black, and the rod is the thin line in the diagram and is rotating around the square-shaped hinge at the bottom. I am not an artist but that is not the point.
The ball will collide inelastically with the rod, and the rod will start rotating. I know angular momentum would be conserved, but would linear momentum be conserved too?
conservation of linear momentum. Pi = Pf
The Attempt at a Solution
Logical reasoning attempts.
Thanks so much in advance for the help