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Angular Momentum

Terms and Formulae

Introduction and Summary

Angular Momentum

Terms

Angular Momentum  -  Momentum of a particle moving in rotational motion.
Conservation of Angular Momentum  -  Principle that states that if no net external torque acts on the system, the total angular momentum of the system will remain constant

Formulae

 
The angular momentum of a single particle l = rmv sinθ = rp sinθ
 
Vector formula for the angular momentum of a single particle l = r×p
 
Formula relating torque and angular momentum τ =
 
Formula for the angular momentum of a rigid body L =
 
Formula relating torque and total angular momentum τ ext =

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