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Units of Angular Momentum?

  1. Dec 9, 2013 #1
    If the units of angular velocity, ω, is expressed in rad/a what then is the units of angular momentum?


    From this I can gather that the units are


    Is this a suitable way to express angular momentum?
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  3. Dec 9, 2013 #2


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    Yes you can express it as such. You can similarly express it N*m*s. You can sort of leave out the radian unit if you wish as that is basically a ratio of arc length to radius.
  4. Dec 9, 2013 #3
    So if from that I calculated Kinetic energy using

    E=1/2 I*ω^2

    Where I=1/2MR^2
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  6. Dec 9, 2013 #5
    :) ok thanks
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