Lesson 6

The Orbital Angular Momentum

The orbital angular momentum is a very important concept that has physical consequences for a body revolving around another, like planets around the stars, or moons around the planets. In this lesson, we are exploring what the orbital angular momentum is, and developing an expression for the one problem body problem of reduced mass. Click on the video to follow the lesson.


Published by pkrumbein

Retired Physics/Astronomy teacher and instructor. Master in Physics Education and Master in Astronomy and Astrophysics. My interests are in reading and writing.

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