Rigid Body Kinetics

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Homework Statement


A long slender rod has a mass of 0.66 kg and a length of 648.0 mm. The friction torque at the hinge is 0.41 Nm.

What is the angular acceleration of the rod when it is 38 degrees below the horizontal?


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The Attempt at a Solution



Torque = moment of inertia x angular acceleration
Moment of inertia for a rod = (1/12)*m*(l^2)
= (1/12)*0.66*(0.648^2) = 0.0231 Kgm^2
Torque = Radius * Force
= (0.648*cos(38))*(9.81*0.66) = 3.306 Nm

Angular acceleration = Torque/Moment of inertia
= 3.306/0.0231 = 143.12

Which is wrong.
 

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Moment of inertia for a rod = (1/12)*m*(l^2)
That's the moment of inertia about what axis?

And when you find the net torque, be sure to include the torque due to friction.
 

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