Angular Momentum

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Angular Momentum

Angular momentum ( \(L\) ) (also known as rotational momentum) is how much an object is rotating.

Angular Momentum FORMULA

\(\large{ L =  r  p }\)       

\(\large{ L =  I  \omega }\)         

Where:

\(\large{ L  }\) = angular momentum (rotational momentum)

\(\large{ I  }\) = moment of inertia

\(\large{ p  }\) = linear momentum vector

\(\large{ r  }\) = vector length, directed from the center of rotation to the momentum point

\(\large{ \omega }\)  (Greek symbol omega) = angular velocity

 

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