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boumas

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I don't actually have a particular problem, just a question.

If you have a body (say a rod) with translational motion and rotation about an axis that is not its centre of mass, is there a way of neatly finding the angular momentum.

I feel that using

Lz=I0w +(RcrossMV)z (sorry for crummy equation writing...)

in combination with parallel axis theorem would be wrong, but am not quite sure how else to go about the problem...

Sorry for being vague, but I don't really have an example problem to give, and this has had me puzzled and confused for quite a while...

Thanks :)