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# Classical Angular Momentum

## Prerequisites

Students should be able to:

## In-class Content

- Add Angular Momentum SWBQs
- Introduction of Angular Momentum (Lecture, 25 minutes)
- Central Forces on an Air Table (Small Whiteboard Activity, 15 minutes)
- RESOURCE: Spherical coordinates handout showing unit vectors.

## Homework for Central Forces

- (CentralForce)
*Determine whether several common forces in nature are central forces.* - (FreeCentralForce)
*A simple check on your understanding of center-of-mass motion.* - (PlanarOrbit)
*A simple check on your understanding of classical angular momentum.*} - (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.*