Unformatted text preview: x be the generalized coordinate used to
describe the motion of block A. During impact testing of this system, block A is struck by
a hammer that pivots about point O. The head of the hammer, P, is to be modeled as a
particle with mass M, and the mass of the handle of the hammer is to be considered
negligible. Immediately prior to impact, the handle is rotating at a rate of ω , as indicated
in the figure below. The coefficient of restitution of impact of P with A is e. The duration
of the impact of P with A is assumed to be very short. Pr...
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 Fall '09
 Energy, Kinetic Energy, Coordinate system, Generalized coordinates, Homework Prob.

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