Definition of Angular momentum

1. Noun. The product of the momentum of a rotating body and its distance from the axis of rotation. "Angular momentum makes the world go round"

Generic synonyms: Momentum



Definition of Angular momentum

1. Noun. (physics) The vector product that describes the rotary inertia of a system about an axis and is conserved in a closed system. For an isolated rigid body, it is a measure of the extent to which an object will continue to rotate in the absence of an applied torque. ¹

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Medical Definition of Angular momentum

1. Momentum involved in the rotation of a body about an axis, conserved as is ordinary momentum (see momentum). Angular momentum is defined as the cross product of ordinary momentum with the position vector running from the axis of rotation to the body whose angular momentum is being determined. Torque is the rate of change of angular momentum with time. (12 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Angular momentum

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1. The Elementary Part of A Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid by Edward John Routh (1905)
"Expressions for angular momentum. 261. We may now investigate convenient formulae for the angular momentum of a body about any axis. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"angular momentum, moment of momentum : If n and n' be the moments of inertia the quantities to be compounded are, for instance, reproducing (10) and (11') ..."

3. Analytical Mechanics for Engineers by Fred B. Seely, Newton Edward Ensign (1921)
"Therefore, the angular momentum of a rotating rigid body about the axis of rotation is equal to the product of the moment of inertia of the body with ..."

4. A Manual of Applied Mechanics by William John Macquorn Rankine (1898)
"The term angular momentum was introduced by Mr. Hayward. 561. Angular impulse is the product of the moment of a couple of forces (Article 29) into the time ..."

5. A Manual of Applied Mechanics by William John Macquorn Rankine (1869)
"The term angular momentum was introduced by Mr. Hayward. 561. ... The variation, in a given time, of the angular momentum of a body, ..."

6. Matter and Motion by James Clerk Maxwell (1878)
"The rate of change of the mass-area of a particle is called the angular momentum of the particle about the origin, and the sum of the angular momenta of all ..."

7. A College Text-book of Physics by Arthur Lalanne Kimball (1917)
"angular momentum.—The formula of the last paragraph L = IA may be put in the form L = / "2 y*" see (§135) or LI = Iut - /to, (1) which is exactly analogous ..."

8. The Advanced Part of A Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid Bodies by Edward John Routh (1905)
"The effect of such a couple is not to alter the motion of the body in space but to increase the resultant angular momentum by ¡Qdt. If G is the resultant ..."

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