# Finding the angular momentum along an axis given the Lagrangian and equation of motion

## Homework Statement:

Finding the angular momentum along an axis given the eqs of motion

## Relevant Equations:

$${\ddot{z} = \frac{g}{1+(\frac{4R}{s})^2}}$$
with s being the distance along z axis after a revolution
given z(0) = 0 as well as

˙z(0)=0​

How would one find the angular momentum along the x axis in terms of t.
Currently, I have formulated the following:

$${\ddot{z} = \frac{g}{1+(\frac{4R}{s})^2}}$$

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Seems like this is part of a more complete problem. State that.
Currently, I have formulated the following:
$$\ddot{z} = \frac{g}{1+(\frac{2\pi R}{k})^2}$$
Currently you have ##z(t)=0##.

And a { too many in your ##\TeX## • MyoPhilosopher
Seems like this is part of a more complete problem. State that.

Currently you have ##z(t)=0##.

And a { too many in your ##\TeX## Thanks for clearing that up I was trying to understand the Latex code -

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Currently you have z(t)=0z(t)=0.  no, ##a\,t^2##

And enclose ##\LaTeX## in double  or (## for in-line )

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• MyoPhilosopher
Thanks for the help I hope it is now readable.
My question is how do I formulate the angular momentum from the world of the x axis as a function of time.

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Seems like this is part of a more complete problem. State that.
It means: please provide a complete problem statement.

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No idea why you have a picture with x,y,z, formulas with z only.
No idea about R, s (k?, ##\lambda##?),

My question is how do I formulate the angular momentum from the world of the x axis as a function of time
I don't think the world of the x-axis has angular momentum. Usually ##\vec L = \vec r \times \vec p## .

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It means: please provide a complete problem statement.

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No idea why you have a picture with x,y,z, formulas with z only.
No idea about R, s (k?, ##\lambda##?),

I don't think the world of the x-axis has angular momentum. Usually ##\vec L = \vec r \times \vec p## .
Yep sorry I was trying to understand an issue rather than a paper problem. It was an error in my thinking I realize now. Please feel free to remove this q I don't seem able to.