A thin rod of length 2.8 m and mass 4.2 kg is held vertically with its lower end resting on a frictionless horizontal surface. The rod is then let go to fall freely. Determine the speed of its center of mass just before it hits horizontal surface. The acceleration due to gravity is 9.8 m/s2.
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