I do not understand this one step in deriving the angular momentum theorem for a system of particles.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The vector angular momentum about the point Q, not necessarily the origin is..

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I do not understand why the difference in the velocities of the point Q and k equals the DERIVATIVE of the momentum. If you bring the mass term into the expression, then shouldn't it be equal to just p? Why is it dp/dt??

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# Angular momentum of a system

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