Posted by Pat on .
Compute the angular momentum of the earth arising from the following motions.
(a) Earth's orbital motion around the sun.
(b) Earth's rotation on its axis.
also include the units please. im not sure if i have the right answer because the site tells me my units are wrong, so for all i know i have the right answer but i cant tell
(a) L1 = M•v•R =
Earth’s mass is M = 5.97•10^24 kg,
R= 1.5•10^11 m (Earth-Sun)
n=1 rev/year =1/365•24•3600 rev/s
L1 = M•v•R = M•2πn•R²= …(kg•m²/s)
Earth’s radius is r = 6.378•10^6 m.
n= 1rev/day =1/24•3600 rev/s
L2 = I•ω1= (2•M•r²/5) •2•π•n•r= …(kg•m²/s)
ok that's correct