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Conservation of Angular Momentum

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What is the definition of conservation of momentum?

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1. Which of the following quantities does not affect an object's angular momentum?

2. When a comet in a wildly elliptical orbit gets closer to the Sun, what happens to it?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of angular momentum conversion. You will need to know topics like the definition of conservation of momentum and the quantities which affect an object's angular momentum.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study tools to help you measure your knowledge of the following:

  • What happens to a comet as it approaches the Sun with a wide elliptical orbit
  • The unit of angular momentum
  • How to calculate a planet's moving speed

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to study these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on angular momentum conversion
  • Problem solving - apply relevant concepts to solve practice problems that ask you to calculate a planet's angular momentum
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the conservation of momentum and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Looking for more knowledge about angular momentum conversion? Review this lesson named Conservation of Angular Momentum, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define angular momentum
  • Understand the angular momentum of an object in orbit
  • Know what kind of orbits the definition angular momentum in the lesson describes
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