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moment of inertia

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199587438
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191752308
moment of inertia

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For a particle of mass m rotating about an axis, I = mr2 where r is the perpendicular distance of the particle from the axis. For a body regarded as a system of particles rotating about an axis, ...

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Subjects: Mechanical Engineering

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