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radius of gyration

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
radius of gyration

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In a rotating system, a length representing the distance between the point about which rotation of a body occurs (the axis of rotation) and the point at which the body's mass is distributed, and has the maximum effect. It is the horizontal distance between the axis of rotation and a point that represents the sum of all the separate moments of inertia of the parts of the body. It is given by ...

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