We have two rods and touching each other and placed on the ground in the position as shown in the figure. At the system is set free to move, find the normal force (in Newtons) between the two rods at this instant.
Details and Assumptions
- Mass of rod kg , mass of rod kg, .
- There is no friction between the ground and the rod and also there is no friction between the two rods, (In the diagram it may seem that the rods are stuck to the ground but it's not so, they can freely slip on the ground)
- The ends of both the rods are perfectly curved and assume they are perfectly rigid
and very thin.
- Rod is perpendicular to (i.e ) and rod touches rod at its mid-point(i.e )