
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"
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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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 massarea 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 Textbook 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 ..."