## A uniform rod is 2.0 m long. The rod is pivoted about a horizontal, frictionless pin through one end. The moment of inertia of the rod about

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A uniform rod is 2.0 m long. The rod is pivoted about a horizontal, frictionless pin through one end. The moment of inertia of the rod about this axis is given by (1/3)ML2. The rod is released from rest at an angle of 30° above the horizontal. What is the angular acceleration of the rod at the instant it is released?

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Approximately, Angular acceleration =

Explanation:

Length of the rod = 2.0m long

Inclination of the rod (horizontal) = 30°

Mass of the rod is not given so we would refer to it as = M

Rotational Inertia of the Rod(I) = 1/3ML²

Angular Acceleration = ?

There is an equation that shows us the relationship between Torque and Angular acceleration.

The equation is :

Torque(T) = Inertia × Angular Acceleration

Angular acceleration = Torque ÷ Inertia

Where:

Torque = L/2(MgCosθ)

Where M = Mass

L = Length = 2.0m

θ = Inclination of the rod (horizontal) = 30°

g = Acceleration due to gravity = 9.81m/s²

Inertia = 1/3ML²

Angular Acceleration =  (Mass × g × Cos (30°) × (L÷2)) ÷ 1/3ML²

Angular Acceleration =

(3 × g × cos 30°) ÷ 2× L

Angular Acceleration = (3 × 9.81m/s² × cos 30°) ÷ 2× L

Angular Acceleration = 3 × 9.81m/s² × cos 30°) ÷ 2× 2.0m