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Conservation of Angular Momentum

Figure from experiment 14 from Advanced Physics with Vernier - Mechanics

Introduction

In your study of linear momentum, you learned that, in the absence of an unbalanced external force, the momentum of a system remains constant. In this experiment, you will examine how the angular momentum of a rotating system responds to changes in the moment of inertia, I.

Objectives

In this experiment, you will

  • Collect angle vs. time and angular velocity vs. time data for rotating systems.
  • Analyze the θ-t and ω-t graphs both before and after changes in the moment of inertia.
  • Determine the effect of changes in the moment of inertia on the angular momentum of the system.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

No standards correlations for this experiment.

Experiment 14 from Advanced Physics with Vernier - Mechanics Lab Book

<i>Advanced Physics with Vernier - Mechanics</i> book cover

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