Conservation of Angular Momentum

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What is the definition of conservation of momentum?

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2. A rubber ball (m = 1 kg, r = 0.5 m)) moving at 10 m/s strikes a metal rod (m = 2 kg and length of 1 m) hanging from a pin at its geometric center. After the collision, the rubber ball falls straight to the ground and the rod moves with an initial angular speed of 2 rad/s. At what angle did the rubber ball strike the metal rod? Irod about its center = (1/12)mL2.

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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

• 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