Originally Posted by ShoeDLG
Conlcusion: it is possible to push against an object, and put that object into motion without changing its linear momentum. I'm not sure why it matters what a person on the merry-go-round feels (besides sick).
yes, you've made your point, and i believe it is correct. A force can be applied to a mass, causing it to rotate without changing its linear momentum.
why is this important when discussing the mechanism that causes lift?