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Why is angular momentum not conserved in 2 similar mass planet system?

  1. Apr 16, 2014 #1

    td21

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    The two mass is similar. I read a line about this and i thought L should be conserved before. What is the background knowledge behind? Thank you.
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Where did you read this line?

    There is no way to answer this question without the proper context.
     
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