Calculating Angular Momentum: Definition, Formula & Examples


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What is the definition of angular momentum?

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1. The moment of inertia for an object depends on which three factors?

2. What is the equation to relate angular speed to linear velocity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet allow you to evaluate your understanding of what angular momentum is and how to calculate it. Quiz questions cover the definition of angular momentum, factors of the moment of inertia and practice problems to calculate angular momentum.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following goals:

  • Define angular momentum
  • Identify the three factors the moment of inertia depends on
  • Identify the equation to relate angular speed to linear velocity
  • Solve for angular momentum

Skills Practiced

These study tools allow you to practice the following lesson comprehension skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physics lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve for angular momentum in practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about angular momentum, angular speed and moment of inertia

Additional Learning

You can learn more about angular momentum in the related lesson titled 'Calculating Angular Momentum: Definition, Formula & Examples'. In this lesson you can explore the following topics:

  • Examine the formula for angular momentum
  • Explore the moment of inertia of various shapes
  • Review examples of calculating angular momentum