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By Alvin Halpern, Alvin Halpern

ISBN-10: 0070257345

ISBN-13: 9780070257344

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The connection is purely kinematic. For the specific case of mechanical systems where, for instance, momentum is mass times velocity, one may derive conservation of linear momentum by applying Newton’s three laws of motion. And so on for energy and angular momentum. But the connection is really much more general. After all, there are non-mechanical objects, light for instance, that also carry energy, momentum and angular momentum. We should note in passing that just as isotropy of space implies (but is not implied by) homogeneity, conservation of angular momentum implies conservation of linear momentum, but not vice versa.

This can be demonstrated quite easily with an example taken from the world of lower dimensions — of a two-dimensional object, a flatlander living on a plane which is embedded in our familiar three-dimensional space. Thus, the symbol “Om” in Fig. 6b can be superposed on its mirror image by simply folding the paper along the mirror line M. The act of folding involves a temporary lift or escape into the third dimension coming out of the plane of the paper. Science fiction is full of such excursions into the extra dimension — the “tesseract” in “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle is a fascinating case in point.

Now, if your thumb points in the direction of the linear arrow, then the screw is said to be right-handed. If, on the other hand, it points in the opposite direction, then the screw is said to be left-handed (Fig. 6c). It is easy to see that the mirror image of a right-handed screw is a left-handed screw. The two form a pair of enantiomorphs. , the two-ness of it, is an absolute fact. But defining them as the left- and the right-handed screw is, of course, a matter of convention — a very useful convention though, which is followed uniformly all over the civilized world.

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