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Angular Momentum of Multiple Particles

  1. Dec 17, 2013 #1
    L = Ʃ rn x mnVn

    The general equation for calculating the angular momentum is given above, from what I understand would you use the rn x mnVn part of the equation for each particle, and then sum these values all together?

    This isn't a homework or coursework question, I study Physics as a general interest.
     
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  3. Dec 17, 2013 #2

    jbriggs444

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    Your understanding is correct. The angular momentum of a system of particles taken together is the sum of of the angular momentum of each particle taken separately.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2013 #3

    tiny-tim

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    Hi x BlueRobot! Welcome to PF! :smile:
    Yup! :biggrin:
     
  5. Dec 17, 2013 #4
    Thanks for your answer jbriggs444, and thanks for the welcome tiny-tim :biggrin:

    Do you have a mark thread as solved option?
     
  6. Dec 17, 2013 #5

    tiny-tim

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    no! :smile:
     
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