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Conservation of angular momentum

  1. Mar 18, 2009 #1
    Hi, can i clarify sth?

    Does conservation of angular momentum apply to non stationary reference frame or like moving axis of rotation?


    Thanks!!
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2009 #2

    tiny-tim

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    Hi janettaywx! :smile:
    Newtonian mechanics obeys Newtonian relativity, which means that the laws of motion are the same in all inertial frames …

    that is in all frames which are uniformly moving and not rotating.

    So conservation of angular momentum does apply about an axis in a moving inertial reference frame,

    but not about an axis in, for example, a rotating frame (where you have to make corrections known as centrifugal force and Coriolis force ). :smile:
     
  4. Mar 20, 2009 #3
    okay. thanks a lot :)
     
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