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Convservation of momentum if one object rolls.

  1. Dec 3, 2003 #1
    If 2 molecules collide, m1u1+m2u2 = m1v1+m2v2. However lets say the object hit rolls. How would that factor be dealt with in terms of momentum
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  3. Dec 3, 2003 #2


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    By including the angular momentum: moment of inertia times angular velocity.
  4. Dec 3, 2003 #3
    can you combine an equation with linear and angular momentum or do you have to do it independently? e.g in the case of a flow of water causing a ball to roll
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