. A uniform thin rod of mass M and length L is standing vertically along the y-axis on a smooth horizontal surface, with its lower end at the origin (0,


A uniform thin rod of mass M and length L is standing vertically along the y-axis on a smooth horizontal surface, with its lower end at the origin (0, 0). A slight disturbance at t = 0 causes the lower end to slip on the smooth surface the positive x-axis, and the rod starts falling

(a)        What is the path followed by the centre of mass of the rod during its fall?

(b)         Find the equation of the trajectory of a point on the rod located at a distance r from the lower end. What is the shape of the path of this point?

Best Answer

(vertically downwards)

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