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moment of inertia

Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

Fifth edition

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199679591
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191759024
moment of inertia

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A quantity relating to a rigid body and a given axis, derived from the way in which the mass of the rigid body is distributed relative to the axis. It arises in the calculation of the ...

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Subjects: Pure Mathematics

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