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Unformatted text preview: LAB 120 Tom Pampalone Page 1 of 4 LABORATORY EXPERIMENT REPORT Name: Tom Pampalone Group Members: Juan, Paulina, Ronard, E ric Experiment Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Course Name: PHYS 106A Section: 008 Instructor: Professor Seman LABORATORY # 120 Conservation of Angular Momentum 1. O B J E C T I V E The objective of this lab is to demonstrate that angular momentum is conserved in inelastic collision. 2. T H E O R E T I C A L BACKG R O U N D Conservation of laws are very important in physics. Just like linear momentum, which is conserved when there are no external forces acting on the system, angular momentum is conserved when there is no net external torques acting on the system. The angular momentum of a particle with mass m and velocity v about an axis A-A' is given by: (1) L m = d x p = d x mv , of which magnitude is L m = mdv sin∂ where d is the position vector of the particle with respect to A-A' axis and ∂ is the angle between the linear momentum, p of the particle and its position vector, d ....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course PHYS 106 taught by Professor Opyt during the Spring '08 term at NJIT.
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