Angular Momentum of an Object with Linear Momentum

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Angular momentum of an object, abbreviated as \(\Delta L\), is the porportion of the average net torque and the time interval the torque is applied to.

 

Formulas that use Angular Momentum of an object with linear momentum

\(\large{ L =  m \; v \; r_{\perp}  }\)   

Where:

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

\(\large{ m }\)  (Greek symbol tau) = mass

\(\large{ r_{\perp} }\) = perpendicular radius is from a chosen axis to the mass's line of motion

\(\large{ v }\) = velocity

 

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