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Homework Help: With what angular speed is the stick spinning after the collision?

  1. Nov 1, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A uniform stick 1.2 long with a total mass of 240 is pivoted at its center. A 3.1- bullet is shot through the stick midway between the pivot and one end The bullet approaches at 250 and leaves at 140 .

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Nov 1, 2012 #2
    Anyone knows? Please help. Thanks
  4. Nov 1, 2012 #3
    HINT: The angular momentum of the system is conserved.
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