1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

2d dynamics question

  1. Jul 31, 2007 #1
    Well I'm in the process of making a 2d physics engine using Chris Hecker's tutorials and when I read the second one (angular motion) I get confused. I have always thought that when a force is exerted on an object,"part" of the force changes the linear momentum of the object while the "other part" changes the angular momentum. When I read his article, my understanding is that the linear momentum changes according to F=ma and the angular momentum also changes according to the torque induced by that same force. Is that right or am I reading it wrong?
  2. jcsd
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted