# Angular Momentum of Multiple Particles

1. Dec 17, 2013

### x BlueRobot

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.

2. Dec 17, 2013

### jbriggs444

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.

3. Dec 17, 2013

### tiny-tim

Hi x BlueRobot! Welcome to PF!
Yup!

4. Dec 17, 2013