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Another name for rotational KE?

  1. Jun 13, 2007 #1


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    My teacher said he wants us to know the other term for rotational KE. Ive googled it and sifted through my notes but I can not come up with another name for it. I know this is a dumb question, but that seems to be all i have been asking lately.

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  3. Jun 13, 2007 #2
    Could he be fishing for "angular kinetic energy"?
  4. Jun 13, 2007 #3


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    It could also be called "angular kinetic energy". Could this be what he is looking for?

    EDIT: Beat me to it jackie!!
  5. Jun 13, 2007 #4


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    Well the fact that 2 of you came up with the answer independently kind of tells me that its right. I googled that and it seems to be the same thing.

    Thanks a ton guys. Go1 is that a French Fry aviator you got there? kinda looks like that bad computer guy from tron.
  6. Jun 13, 2007 #5
    I think it is actually the guy from Aqua Teen Hunger Force (a show on Adult Swim).
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