04 Apr '10 21:24

Does anyone know the US customary units for angular momentum? An online assignment is being a real pain in my a$$.

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podunk, PA04 Apr '10 23:17

Nevermind, it was trying to tell me that I was using a mixture of SI and US customary values within the calculation, not that the units on the answer were wrong.......woopsðŸ˜³*Originally posted by joe shmo***Does anyone know the US customary units for angular momentum? An online assignment is being a real pain in my a$$.**

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05 Apr '10 09:481 editI usually consult Wikipedia for such information at work. Most of the mathematics and physics entries are very infirmative and reliable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angular_momentum

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slatington, pa, usa05 Apr '10 13:20

Yeah, like just how big is a half radian?ðŸ™‚*Originally posted by iamatiger***I usually consult Wikipedia for such information at work. Most of the mathematics and physics entries are very infirmative and reliable.**

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angular_momentum

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tinyurl.com/y7loem9q05 Apr '10 17:101 edit

The radian is a unit of plane angle, equal to 180/pi degrees, or about 57.2958 degrees.*Originally posted by iamatiger***I usually consult Wikipedia for such information at work. Most of the mathematics and physics entries are very infirmative and reliable.**

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angular_momentum

I try to stick with SI units everywhere, and certainly don't touch imperial units like feet, pounds and knots. Having said that though, I only really understand the size of angles in degrees, my head doesn't yet think in fractions of a radian sadly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radian

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127.0.0.105 Apr '10 17:35

Yeah, if I have to estimate with radians, I usually just round pi to 3 for any in-my-head calculations and adjust it by about 5% later.*Originally posted by AThousandYoung***The radian is a unit of plane angle, equal to 180/pi degrees, or about 57.2958 degrees.**

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radian

You can convert directly from radians to degrees and vice versa.

1 radian ~= 60 degrees is pretty good for estimation purposes. If you do the 5% adjustment, it brings you within 1% of the correct answer.