A meter stick is held vertically with one end on the floor and is then allowed(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

to fall. Find the speed of the other end just before it hits the floor, assuming that the end

on the floor does not slip. (Hint: Consider the stick to be a thin rod and use the

conservation of energy principle)

Solution on page 6 # HRW 10.63

http://www.nvcc.edu/home/tstantcheva/231files/hrwch10hw.pdf [Broken]

Can someone explain the solution to me please??

I do not understand why PE = 1/2 mgl? where did 1/2 come from?

How did the first step become ω^(2) equal 3g/L?

does v = ωL?

how did ωL = sqrt (3gL)?

thanks!!

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