Use the links and videos to answer the following questions.
- What is angular momentum?
- What is the symbol for angular momentum?
- What is the equation for angular momentum?
- What are the units of angular momentum?
- Why does the spinning bicycle wheel rotate when hung from the rope, rather than falling down?
- When the guy is sitting in the chair holding the spinning bicycle wheel, why does the chair start to rotate when the wheel is tipped from side to side?
- Why did the merry-go-round speed up when the students moved toward the center?
- How does conservation of angular momentum explain why a figure skater’s spin speeds up when they bring their arms close to their body?
- How are Kepler’s 2nd Law and Conservation of Angular Momentum two ways of describing the same effect?