Let there be n particles in the system with masses m1,m2,...,mn. Let their position vectors with respect to O be the vectors r1,r2,...,rn and their velocities be the vectors v1,v2,...,vn. Thus, we have,

The position vector of the particles with respect to point O' will be r1-r0,r2-r0,...,rn-r0. So the angular momentum of the system of particles with respect to point O' will be,

Clearly if p=0, the angular momentum will not be altered.

## Monday, June 30, 2008

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