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Angular momentum in an electrostatic field

  1. Feb 2, 2009 #1
    If a charged particle is moving in an electrostatic field is angular momentum conserved? I'm thinking it's only conserved if the electrostatic potential is constant throughout space
     
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  3. Feb 3, 2009 #2
    Consider the orbits of celestial bodies such as planets and comets. Is angular momentum conserved?
     
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