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Subject: Is total momentum (linear plus angular) conserved?

Date: Thu Dec 9 15:22:53 2004
Posted by Isaac Lassiter
Grade level: 10-12 School: Westminster Schools of Augusta
City: Augusta State/Province: GA Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1102627373.Ph

When an object has both translational and rotational motion, is the sum of both
linear and angular momentum conserved?  If so, are there conditions such as the 
axis of rotation moving parallel to itself?  

Re: Is total momentum (linear plus angular) conserved?

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