Table Top Physics - Angular Momentum

These examples are about how angular momentum is conserved in various situations, link to these pages to investigate the issues:
reverse gears reverse How is angular momentum conserved with gears that reverse the direction of rotation?
perpendicular gears perpendicular gears How is angular momentum conserved with gears that change the direction of rotation through 90 degrees?
rotating platform roundabout What is the angular momentum when we have one rotating object on top of another?
rotating flywheel gyro What is the angular momentum in this situation?

Further Information

These pages contain examples to illustrate the principles involved, for an discussion of the theory about angular momentum see this page.

 


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cover Game Physics - This book has some useful stuff, its more of a textbook, not a step by step guide (although it does have a disc with a lot of C++ code). About the first third of the book is a physics textbook with theoretical exercises, the middle bit covers physics engine topics, and the last third of the book covers mathematical topics. I think I would use this book as a reference book to lookup the theory behind something I might be working on rather than a book to work through in order.

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cover Dark Basic Professional Edition - It is better to get this professional edition

cover This is a version of basic designed for building games, for example to rotate a cube you might do the following:
make object cube 1,100
for x=1 to 360
rotate object 1,x,x,0
next x

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