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written by Andrew Duffy
This item is an animation relating to conservation of angular momentum in an orbiting object.  The user can choose between an elliptical or circular orbit to observe why angular momentum is conserved in either case.  Clicking on either the planet or the satellite will display coordinates.

This item is part of a larger collection of simulation-based activities developed by the author to support first semester introductory physics curriculum.  See Related Materials on this page for a link to the full index.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Orbits
- Rotational Dynamics
= Conservation of Angular Momentum
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- application/java
- text/html
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© 2002 Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
angular momentum, animation, conservation of angular momentum, elliptical orbit, orbit, torque
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Metadata instance created April 14, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
April 16, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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March 28, 2008
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AIP Format
A. Duffy, (2002), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_L_conserve.html).
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A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Applets: Orbits and Angular Momentum (2002), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_L_conserve.html>.
APA Format
Duffy, A. (2008, March 28). Boston University Physics Applets: Orbits and Angular Momentum. Retrieved July 28, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_L_conserve.html
Chicago Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Orbits and Angular Momentum. March 28, 2008. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_L_conserve.html (accessed 28 July 2014).
MLA Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Orbits and Angular Momentum. 2002. 28 Mar. 2008. 28 July 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_L_conserve.html>.
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Is Part Of First Semester Introductory Physics Simulations

This is the full index of interactive Java simulations by the same author on Classical Mechanics.  This particular collection is devoted to topics typically covered in a first semester introductory physics class.

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