Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum


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For angular momentum to be conserved what must be true about the net torque of the system?

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1. What do we call a measurement of an object's ability to keep spinning?

2. If angular momentum is conserved what must be true about an object's initial angular momentum and final angular momentum?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The law of conservation of angular momentum is an important physics concept, and you can measure your understanding of it using this assessment combo. Practice questions in this quiz will inquire regarding angular momentum and its relations with other physics concepts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will test students on the following:

  • Net torque with conservation of angular momentum
  • Initial and final angular momentum
  • Measurement of an object's ability to remain spinning
  • Conservation of angular momentum
  • Angular velocity

Skills Practiced

You will have a chance to evidence your ability in:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the conservation of angular momentum from the related lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about initial and final angular momentum
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding net torque and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding angular velocity

Additional Learning

The complementary lesson, named Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum, provides further information on this physics subject. Some goals of the lesson include:

  • Define angular momentum and know how to represent it mathematically
  • Understand how to find angular momentum given other physical data
  • Differentiate between initial and final angular momentum
  • Apply the conservation of angular momentum to real life situations, such as figure skating