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Spinning bicycle wheel

  1. May 29, 2007 #1
    2 questions.
    1.when you're spinning wheel by its shaft, does the wheel have any kinetic energy while it's spinning?is it conserved?explain why.

    2.does the wheel have any net momentum while it's spinning? is it conserved?explain why
    Last edited: May 30, 2007
  2. jcsd
  3. May 30, 2007 #2
    1) yes, the wheel has kinetic energy

    2) the entirety of the wheel has no net momentum. However, its parts all have angular momentum.
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