1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I need to determine the total kinetic energy of a long thin rod relative to a laboratory frame which rotates around an axis at an angular velocity w and the axis moves at a constant translational velocity. The mass of the rod is M and the length of the rod is L. The translational velocity of the axis is Vaxis. 2. Relevant equations Moment of Inertia, I, of rod is: 1/3 M (L sq) (This is because the rod rotates at one end). 3. The attempt at a solution I believe the total kinetic energy should be: Total KE = 1/2 M (Vaxis sq) + 1/2 I (w sq). Is this correct?