6: Conservation of Angular Momentum

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• 6.1: Why is this thing turning?
Introduction to angular motion, discussing moment about a point and moment of a force couple on a rigid body.
• 6.2: Four Questions
Answering four basic questions about angular momentum: What is it? How can it be stored in a system? How can it be transported across a system boundary? How can it be generated or consumed? Putting this information together to develop a statement for conservation of angular momentum about a point.
• 6.3: Conservation of Angular Momentum Equation
Using the equation for conservation of angular momentum to model systems. How to model reactions at different types of supports and connections. Includes several worked examples.
• 6.4: Problems

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