Classical Angular Momentum

Prerequisites

Students should be able to:

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In-class Content

Homework for Central Forces

  1. (CentralForce) Determine whether several common forces in nature are central forces.

  2. (FreeCentralForce) A simple check on your understanding of center-of-mass motion.

  3. (PlanarOrbit) A simple check on your understanding of classical angular momentum.}

  4. (CMLandT) Explicitly show how the kinetic energy and angular momentum of a two particle system is related to the energy and angular momentum of the center of mass and reduced mass system.


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