Angular Momentum vs. Linear Momentum


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Which of the following people has the most linear momentum?

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1. Which of the following is a full and correct definition of angular momentum?

2. Which of the following is a correct definition of moment of inertia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of angular momentum and linear momentum. You'll need to be able to define moment of inertia and other key terminology as well as find angular momentum in a given scenario.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment tools will test your ability to do the following:

  • Define angular momentum and moment of inertia
  • Determine the angular momentum for a planet
  • Identify the angle in a given situation

Skills Practiced

Practice applying the following skills with these assessments:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on linear and angular momentum
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concepts of velocity and radius as they relate to a moving object
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about momentum in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about linear momentum and angular momentum

Additional Learning

Expand your knowledge of these topics with our lesson called Angular Momentum vs. Linear Momentum. This resource covers the following objectives:

  • Define angular momentum
  • Calculate for different types of momentum
  • Understand how to properly use measurements of angles in those calculations