52. The gravitational force acts at the center of mass and cannot provide a torque to change the bola’s angular momentum during the flight. So, the angular momentum before and after the configuration change must be equal. We treat both configurations as a rigid object rotating around a fixed point. The initial and final rotational inertias are22222222(2 )(0)83.ifImmmmImmmm=++==++=AAAAAAA(a) Since angular momentum is conserved,
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