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- I'm exploring how the distribution of mass in an asymmetric body affects its angular momentum when external torques are applied off the center of mass. I'm particularly interested in understanding the relationship between these forces and the body's precession and orientation. Looking for insights on how to describe this interaction mathematically.

Hello.

I'm studying rotation in classical mechanics, and I have a question about how the mass distribution of an asymmetric body affects angular momentum when external forces, such as torques, are applied off the center of mass. I know that the moment of inertia depends on the mass and the axis of rotation, but I'm unclear on how these forces influence the precession and orientation of the body.

Can someone clarify this relationship and how to describe it mathematically?

Thank you!

I'm studying rotation in classical mechanics, and I have a question about how the mass distribution of an asymmetric body affects angular momentum when external forces, such as torques, are applied off the center of mass. I know that the moment of inertia depends on the mass and the axis of rotation, but I'm unclear on how these forces influence the precession and orientation of the body.

Can someone clarify this relationship and how to describe it mathematically?

Thank you!