Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 8 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 28


An object in motion along a line has linear momentum. A rotating object has angular momentum.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 150. (A more advanced treatment says that an object moving in such a way that its line of motion doesn't pass through a rotation axis has angular momentum. For example, if you run tangent to the rim of a small low-friction turntable and jump on, you can set it spinning with your angular momentum.)
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