A uniform rod of mass M and length L is free to rotate about a horizontal axis perpendicular to the rod and through one end. A) Find the period of oscillation for small angular displacements. B) Find the period if the axis is a distance x from the center of mass
I = summation(Mx^2)
T restoring = k*theta = mgtheta*x
period = 2pi*root(I/k)
The Attempt at a Solution
The first part is no problem. I = 1/3ML^2 and the restoring constant is LMg/2. T = 2pi*root(2L/3G)
For the second part, I know that mgtheta acts at the distance x, but how do I derive moment of inertia for an axis x distance from the com? I know it changes with the axis and it has to fall inbetween 1/3ML^2 and 1/12ML^2. But Im not familliar with the integration that goes into deriving I.
Should I leave it as 2pi*root(newI/xMg) ?