Stick thrown in air

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A student throws a stick of length L up into the air.At the moment it leaves her hand the speed of stick’s closest end is zero.The stick completes N turns just as it is caught by student at initial release point.What is the height ‘h’ that center of mass rise ?

2. Relevant equations


3. The attempt at a solution

I think I can proceed with the problem but feel a little unsure about the initial orientation of the stick just as it leaves the hand and the initial condition that the the speed of stick’s closest end is zero .

Could somebody reflect on how to interpret the initial condition given in the problem ?


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