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Conservation of angular momentum

by magnas
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magnas
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Dec16-12, 06:54 PM
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Hi,
I am by now very used to the concept of conservation of momentum and energy, however i had never solved a problem using the conservation of angular momentum.
Well, in the case where angular momentum is conserved, we do not have a torque net. But, how this conservation law helps us to determine quantitatively ?
Could you illustrate the concept with an example?
Thank you very much.
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Dec17-12, 09:30 AM
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Here are some threads with examples:
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=658488
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=648312
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=410156
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=327169

3 of them are from the "similar threads for:"-feature, and I think you can find more with the search function.


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