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Homework Help: Calculating the Rotational Inertia

  1. Mar 13, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    If we shift the rotation axis from the center of mass of an object, with no change in the orientation of the axis, what happens to the rotational inertia of the object around the axis?

    2. Relevant equations

    Calculating the Rotational Inertia

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Does it inc, dec, or remain the same?
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  3. Mar 13, 2013 #2


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    Are you familiar with the parallel axis theorem ?
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