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Angular Momentum Calculators

Angular momentum is a fundamental concept in physics that describes the rotational motion of an object around a fixed point. Our calculator simplifies the process of calculating angular momentum by providing an easy-to-use interface and accurate results.

What is Angular Momentum?

Angular momentum is a measure of the rotational motion of an object around a fixed axis. It depends on the object's mass, velocity, and distance from the axis of rotation.

Why to use Angular Momentum?

Angular momentum helps understand the rotational behavior of objects, making it crucial in fields like mechanics, engineering, and astrophysics for analyzing motion and designing systems.

When to use Angular Momentum?

Angular momentum calculations are essential whenever there's rotational motion involved, whether it's in understanding the dynamics of spinning objects, designing machinery, or studying celestial bodies.

Where to use Angular Momentum?

Angular momentum finds applications in various domains, including engineering, physics, astronomy, and even sports, where understanding rotational dynamics enhances performance.

Angular Momentum Formula
Angular Momentum (L) is calculated using the formula:

L = I⋅ω

    Where:
  • L = Angular Momentum
  • I = Moment of Inertia
  • ω = Angular Velocity
Solved Illustrated Examples:
Example:1
A wheel with a moment of inertia of 5 kg·m² is spinning at an angular velocity of 10 rad/s. Calculate its angular momentum.
sloution:
L=I⋅ω
L=5kg\cdotpm²×10rad/s=50kg\cdotpm²/s

Example:2
A figure skater with a moment of inertia of 3 kg·m² performs a spin with an angular velocity of 6 rad/s. Determine the skater's angular momentum.
sloution:
L=I⋅ω
L=3kg\cdotpm²×6rad/s=18kg\cdotpm²/s

Example:3
A rotating space station has a moment of inertia of 1000 kg·m² and rotates at an angular velocity of 0.1 rad/s. Find the station's angular momentum.
sloution:
L=I⋅ω
L=1000kg\cdotpm²×0.1rad/s=100kg\cdotpm²/s

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