Question
1. What is the angular momentum of the Moon in its orbit around Earth?
2. How does this angular momentum compare with the angular momentum of the Moon on its axis? Remember that the Moon keeps one side toward Earth at all times.
3. Discuss whether the values found in parts (a) and (b) seem consistent with the fact that tidal effects with Earth have caused the Moon to rotate with one side always facing Earth.

a) $2.89 \times 10^{34} \textrm{ kg} \cdot \textrm{m}^2 \textrm{/s}$

b) $2.37 \times 10^{29} \textrm{ kg} \cdot \textrm{m}^2 \textrm{/s}$

c) See solution video.

Solution Video