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Conservation of angular momentum

  1. Sep 15, 2007 #1
    does the angular velocity increases or the linear velocity increases when the radius of a rotating body from the axis decreases
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 15, 2007 #2
    When the radius of a rotating body decreases, the angular velocity increases so to conserve the angular momentum. And thus, the linear velocity of its points will increase.
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