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Conservation of Angular Momentum

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Conservation of Angular Momentum in an Isolated System 0:13
    • Linear Case
    • Torque=Rate if Changed in Angular Momentum
    • Isolated System
  • Neutron Star 4:13
    • Star Rotates About Some Axis
  • Merry Go Round 12:50
    • Consider a Large Disc
    • Total Angular Momentum Calculated
  • Sticky Clay Sticking a Rod 19:07
    • Rod of Length L With Pivot at End
    • Piece of Clay of Mass m and Velocity v
    • Angular Momentum Calculated
  • Extra Example 1: Rod with Beads
  • Extra Example 2: Mass Striking Rod
  • Extra Example 3: Wood Block and Bullet