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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.

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    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

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    (a) L1 = M•v•R =
    Earth’s mass is M = 5.97•10^24 kg,
    R= 1.5•10^11 m (Earth-Sun)
    v=ω•R=2•π•n•R
    n=1 rev/year =1/365•24•3600 rev/s
    L1 = M•v•R = M•2πn•R²= …(kg•m²/s)

    (b)
    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)

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    ok that's correct

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