the product of the moment of inertia of a body about an axis and its angular velocity with respect to the same axis.
a property of a mass or system of masses turning about some fixed point; it is conserved in the absence of the action of external forces
A measure of the momentum of a body in rotational motion. The angular momentum of rigid bodies is conserved; thus, a spinning sphere will continue to spin unless acted on by an outside force. Changes in angular momentum are equivalent to torque. In classical mechanics, angular momentum is equal to the product of the angular velocity of the body and its moment of inertia around the axis of rotation. It is a vector quantity; the vector points up along the axis of counterclockwise rotation. In quantum mechanics, the angular momentum of a physical system is quantized and can only take on discrete values. See also Planck’s constant, spin.
noun, Naval Architecture. 1. the product of a given area of sail, taken as the maximum safe area, and the vertical distance from the center of effort and the center of lateral resistance.
[muh-men-toh, moh-] /məˈmɛn toʊ, moʊ-/ noun, plural momentos, momentoes. 1. . n. a misspelling, or perhaps variant, of memento.
noun 1. the moment in a bullfight at which the matador is about to make the kill. 2. the moment at which one’s character, courage, skill, etc., is put to an extreme test; critical moment. noun 1. a moment when a person or thing is put to the test 2. the point in a bullfight […]
[moh-men-tuh s] /moʊˈmɛn təs/ adjective 1. of great or far-reaching importance or consequence: a momentous day. /məʊˈmɛntəs/ adjective 1. of great significance adj. 1650s, from moment + -ous to carry the sense of “important” while momentary kept the meaning “of an instant of time.” Related: Momentously; momentousness.