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MIT Physics Demos: Conservation of Angular Momentum

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When Ryan spins a bike wheel, nothing crazy happens. But something weird happens when he flips it over. He explains the physics behind the conservation of angular momentum. Part of the "MIT Physics Demos" series.

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