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Angular momentum vs. Linear momentum

  1. Jun 13, 2009 #1
    Can angular momentum change into linear momentum and vice versa? For instance, when a top spins, and it stops, isn't the angular momentum converted into linear momentum from friction with air?
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2009 #2

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    The air picks up rotation.
     
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