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Angular momentum and Area

Angular momentum and Area

It might seem surprising that a particle moving in a straight lines has angular momentum. Kepler's second law states: During equal time interval, the radius vector from the sun to a planet sweeps out equal area. Does a free particle moving in a straight lines sweep out equal area? (with respect to any origin.)


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Kara Morgan
Kara Morgan (Student)
22 years ago
This sight is pretty good. KM
John Walkup
John Walkup (Staff)
22 years ago
Although not very sophisticated or flexible, this applet does illustrate a principle not covered by most other applets and that gives many students trouble. Recommended.