Posted by **meagan** on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 1:57pm.

A thin uniform rod is rotating at an angular velocity of 7.70 rad/s about an axis that is perpendicular to the rod at its center. As the figure indicates, the rod is hinged at two places, one-quarter of the length from each end. Without the aid of external torques, the rod suddenly assumes a "u" shape, with the arms of the "u" parallel to the rotation axis. What is the angular velocity of the rotating "u"?

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