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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

With help from this fun quiz and worksheet, you can check your comprehension of the law of conservation of angular momentum with ease. Questions on the assessments feature a multiple-choice format and cover angular momentum conservation, net torque and a measurement related to an object that keeps spinning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of the following:

  • What must be true about the net torque for angular momentum to be conserved
  • Term or phrase describing a measurement of an object's ability to keep spinning
  • Angular momentum conservation as it relates to initial and final angular momentum
  • Object's angular velocity as it relates to its angular momentum being conserved
  • Meaning of conservation of angular momentum

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  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key phrases like conservation of angular momentum
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what must be true of an object's angular velocity for its angular momentum to be conserved
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a measurement of an object's ability to keep spinning

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  • Definition of the law of conservation of angular momentum
  • Meaning of the moment of inertia
  • What a change in a moment of inertia balances
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