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# conservation of mom - Morgan Bailey PHYS 1401 Conservation...

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Morgan Bailey PHYS 1401 Conservation of Angular Momentum Report The analogy between linear and rotational motion can be extended to the concept of momentum. Linear momentum is defined as the mass of an object multiplied by its velocity. Rotational momentum is defined analogously, as the moment of inertia of a rotating body multiplied by its angular velocity. When two or more objects collide, as long as there are no outside forces acting on the objects, their linear momentum is conserved. In this experiment, you will determine if the angular momentum of rotating objects is also conserved in a collision. Measure the mass of all three rotating discs. Also measure the inner and outer radii of the disks. Setup the equipment and use the steel disk as the top disk. Adjust the pressure of the compressed air to approximately 9 psi. Insert one valve pin in the bottom disk valve and the other in the hole in the center of the top disk. Spin the disks. Set the display switch so that the display monitors the motion of the upper disk. Hold the bottom disk

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## This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course HDF 304 taught by Professor Gray during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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