February 19, 2017

Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Geoff on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:20am.

A ruler stands vertically against a wall. It is given a tiny impulse at θ=0∘ such that it starts falling down under the influence of gravity. You can consider that the initial angular velocity is very small so that ω(θ=0∘)=0. The ruler has mass m= 250 g and length l= 25 cm. Use g=10 m/s2 for the gravitational acceleration, and the ruler has a uniform mass distribution. Note that there is no friction whatsoever in this problem.

(a) What is the angular speed of the ruler ω when it is at an angle θ=30∘? (in radians/sec)

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