University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 11 - Equilibrium and Elasticity - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 356: Q11.10


It will remain in the orientation at which it is released, choice D.

Work Step by Step

The force of gravity can be considered to act at the center of mass. This force exerts no torque about that point, and therefore there is no angular acceleration around that point, or any other point.
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