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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Express in vector form angular momentum in spherical coordinates.

[tex]\rho[/tex] is the distance from the origin to the point

[tex]\phi[/tex] is the angle made in the Cesarean x-y plane counter-clockwise from the positive x-axis

[tex]\theta[/tex] is the angle downward from the z-axis

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Is it as simple as

r= [tex]\rho[/tex][tex]\hat{\rho}[/tex] + [tex]\phi[/tex][tex]\hat{\phi}[/tex] + [tex]\theta[/tex][tex]\hat{\theta}[/tex]

and

v= [tex]\dot{\rho}[/tex][tex]\hat{\rho}[/tex] + [tex]\rho[/tex]sin([tex]\theta[/tex])[tex]\dot{\phi}[/tex][tex]\hat{\phi}[/tex] + [tex]\rho[/tex][tex]\dot{\theta}[/tex][tex]\hat{\theta}[/tex]

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