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Angular vel. and mom.origins vs. axes 
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Mar1512, 07:11 AM

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This is a conceptual question.
Angular velocity is measured with respect to an axis, correct? Yet angular momentum is measured with respect to an origin, i.e. a point, correct? For angular momentum problems where only the magnitude of angular momentum changes, it seemed like we were calculating L with respect to an axis, but that was not correct, strictly speaking, right? 


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Mar1512, 07:44 AM

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Hi TomServo!
Angular momentum is measured wrt a point Angular velocity isn't 


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