Angular Momentum and Linear Momentum

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How do you determine the angular momentum and linear momentum of a ball hitting a dowel rod lying on a table? The dowel rod is lying free on the table and the ball would hit it on the end. Is there a happy medium between angular momentum and linear momentum?
 

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It would be very sensitive to the location of the point of impact. Dead center (rod) would translate into linear momentum. Off center would get complicated.
 

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