Rotational Motion

Moment of Inertia

Moment of inertia is the rotational analogue to mass. Review the definitions as explained in your text book.

The following table contains moments of inertia for various common bodies. The 'M' in each case is the total mass of the object.
slender rod: axis through center axis through end
rectangular plane: axis through center axis along edge
sphere thin-walled hollow solid
cylinder hollow solid
thin-walled hollow


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