WHAT IS ANGULAR MOMENTUM

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11 years ago

Dear Ganesh,

angular momentum is a conserved vector quantity that can be used to describe the overall state of a physical system. The angular momentum L of a particle with respect to some point of origin is

$\mathbf{L} = \mathbf{r} \times \mathbf{p} = \mathbf{r} \times m\mathbf{v}\, ,$

where r is the particle's position from the origin, p = mv is its linear momentum, and × denotes the cross product.

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