(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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I am currently stuck on #1.

2. Relevant equations

Not exactly sure but...

For #1, I assume the relevant equations are those relating the (i) gravitational force to momentum and (ii)torque due to gravity to angular momentum:

(i)F= dP/dt

(ii)K= dM/dt, whereK=r x F

3. The attempt at a solution

I don't know how to begin. I figured maybe if I findrof the center of mass, take the absolute value of the derivative with respect to time then I'll know the speed...but where do I place the coordinate system then? Or I thought, if I use the equations listed above to find the momentum and angular momentum, I could do something with those to find the speed. I just don't know, quite confused right now.

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