Why does a longer stick fall over slower when pushed?
So for example, you have a 3-meter stick and a 1-meter stick. You hold them so they run from the floor toward the ceiling. You let go of each stick and they fall as a tree would. Why does the longer stick fall slower than the shorter stick?
The Attempt at a Solution
I tried to tie this problem into a torque idea but using torque at the center of mass indicates that the larger stick should fall faster as there is more torque being applied to it since the leer is longer and it is also heavier. I have no idea how to go about this problem no
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.