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Illustration Orbital angular momentum and angular velocity of a mass during a circular motion

<span>Orbital angular momentum and angular velocity of a mass during a circular motion</span>
Orbital angular momentum and angular velocity of a mass during a circular motion
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A body, which can be assumed to be point-like, has a mass \( m \) and moves on a circular path with the angular velocity \( \class{brown}{\boldsymbol{\omega}} \). The circular path has the radius \( \boldsymbol{r} \).

Due to the circular motion the body has an orbital angular momentum \( \class{green}{\boldsymbol{L}} \), which is parallel to the angular velocity \( \class{brown}{\boldsymbol{\omega}} \).