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Angular momentum linear momentum

  1. Jan 5, 2012 #1


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    Hi all,

    If one were to hit a ball with a baseball bat on the far end of the bat, you could say that angular momentim is translated to linear momentum.(bat stops spinning, ball gains momentum).

    how do i translate angular momentum to linear momentum?

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  3. Jan 6, 2012 #2
    Relative to your hands the ball does have angular momentum, additionally unless your muscles exert some external force on the bat it more than likely will continue to rotate.
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