Homework StatementA trapeze performer swinging in a vertical circle can be modeled as a rotating bar pivoted at one end, as shown in figure 8.26. Let the mass of the bar be 70 kg with the center of mass located 1.2 m form the axis of rotation. If the angular velocity at the top of the swing is 3 rad/s, what is the value of w at the bottom of the swing? (hint use the principle of conservation of energy.)
The Attempt at a Solution
I am not really sure where to begin with this problem. I was thinking that I could use kinetic and potential energy to solve this problem and basically convert the potential energy at the top to kinetic energy to find the velocity but it doesn't say how high the bar is.