Why is "L" the angular momentum
I was wondering why is L used as the symbol for angular momentum?
Because the scientist that discovered it was sick and tired of using Greek symbols and said, "Hmmm, a random letter... l. But l's taking, so we'll use L."
Atleast, that's what I think. :D
There's no (or at least i haven't heard/read of a) justification...Merely a convention.You could ask why we denote the coordinates by x,y,& z instead of d,h,& k... Sometimes there is,sometimes there isn't an explanation...
C'mon! It's so OBVIOUS! L, as in AnguLar momentum.
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