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Figure Skating and Angular Momentum

  1. Nov 5, 2006 #1
    In Figure Skating, when the players are rotating, there’s a way to slow him/herself down, do you know what’s that? Using the knowledge of angular momentum, analyze qualitatively why he/she can achieve such effect?
     
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  3. Nov 5, 2006 #2

    radou

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    Key words: hand spreading, moment of inertia, conservation of angular momentum.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2006 #3
    can u explain in detail how it would work, thanks
     
  5. Nov 5, 2006 #4

    radou

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