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A rigid rotating rod that breaks in two pieces

Suppose we have a rigid rod of lenght $L$ and homegenous mass density. One of its extreme points, say $P$, is fixed so that the rod can rotate around the axis passing in it. Initially the rod is held ...
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Elastic collision of rotating bodies

How would you explain in detail elastic collision of two rotating bodies to someone with basic understanding of classical mechanics? I'm writing simple physics engine, but now only simulating ...
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Conservation of linear and angular momentum

Suppose I have two rigid bodies A and B and they are connected by a spring which is attached off-center (thus possibly causing torques). Due to the spring a force $f$ acts on A and a force $-f$ acts ...