Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 11 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 200: 10


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Work Step by Step

For all points on the line, the angle between the direction the particle is moving and the point is 0. Since the angle is 0, we know that the magnitude of the angular momentum will be 0 as well. However, since the angle between its motion and a point not on a line will not be 0, there would be a non-zero angular momentum.
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