Problem: Five small balls are moving as shown in (Figure 1). Diameters of the balls are negligible. Rank in order from largest to smallest angular momenta.

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Angular momentum, ω = mvR

1. ω = (2)(2)(2) = 8 kg•m2/s

 2. ω = (3)(1)(2) = 6 kg•m2/s

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Five small balls are moving as shown in (Figure 1). Diameters of the balls are negligible. Rank in order from largest to smallest angular momenta.

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