If two things were not connected or touching each other and one of those things were moving with linear rater than rotational velocity - lets say a dog running down the road and a merry go-round on the side of the road - can we still calculate the angular momentum of the dog relative to the centre of the merry go round? Does the dog even have angular momentum since it's running in a straight line?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I'm having trouble grasping the concepts of angular momentum and torque. I've read the text I can't apply what I've read given a question that doesn't just involve plucking in numbers into a formula. Any suggestions on what I can do?

Any help would be appreciated :)

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# Homework Help: Confused about angular momentum

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