Definition:Angular Momentum

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Definition

The angular momentum of a body about a point $P$ is its moment of inertia about $P$ multiplied by its angular velocity about $P$.

Angular momentum is a vector quantity.




Dimension

The dimension of measurement of angular momentum is $\mathsf {M L}^2 \mathsf T^{-1}$.


Also known as

Angular momentum is also (rarely) known as moment of momentum or rotational momentum.


Also see

  • Results about angular momentum can be found here.


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