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## Homework Statement

[/B]A thin uniform bar 2.00 m long and weighing 90.0 N is hanging from the ceiling by a frictionless pivot. It is suddenly struck 1.50 m below the pivot by a small 3.00 kg ball initially travellimg horizontally at 10.0 m/s. The ball rebounds and moves in oppossite direction with a velocity of 6 m/s. Find the angular speed of the bar after the collision.

## Homework Equations

I decided to use the principle of conservation of angular momentum.

## The Attempt at a Solution

And I got the answer pretty easily too. But, I did not understand why I could use it. I have read its valid when external torques sum up to 0. So can you explain how it is 0 in this case? And is the linear momentum conserved?

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