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Old 2015-10-20, 06:48 PM   #21
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Conservation of angular momentum

Originally Posted by kamikaze View Post
But it's not effective because you push air.
It's not the air resistance that makes it effective, it is the change in the angular momentum that it causes. By the law of conservation of angular momentum your body must rotate in the opposite direction. You would get the same effect if a vacuum.
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