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notes_10 - Vector nature of rotation r r ri CHAPTER 10...

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CHAPTER 10 CONSERVATION OF ANGULAR MOMENTUM • Vector nature of rotation o the cross product o the right hand rule • Angular momentum • Conservation of angular momentum o everyday examples o the gyroscope* o Kepler’s 2nd Law* * You study using the notes provided. Vector nature of rotation Because rotation can be clockwise or counter clockwise, angular velocity and angular acceleration are actually vector quantities, with both direction and magnitude . The directions are given by the right-hand-rule . r r i r ω θ d θ θ increasing ccw ccw cw
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