Ok so there are two things that have completely confused me- things related to angular momentum.
1.)First of all, how can a body possess angular momentum even though it is not rotating?
According to what I have read angular momentum is the rotational analogue of linear momentum.
2.)Plus, how can angular mometum be conserved in a certain situations but linear momentum be not?!?
Angular momentum is essentially the cross product of radius vector and linear momentum. Where have I gone wrong in understanding?