Problem 11.7

Animation 1 Animation 2 Animation 3 Animation 4 Animation 5

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Several objects are rotating as shown (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Every object, or collection of objects, has the same mass, m = 2 kg. All mass distributions are uniform and all strings are massless. Every animation has a black dot representing the origin of the coordinate system. You are to calculate the angular momentum about this point for each animation. Calculate the angular momentum (about the origin) of the systems shown. Restart.

Problem authored by Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian.
HTML updated for JavaScript by Ricky Davidson.
Physlets were developed at Davidson College and converted from Java to JavaScript using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.