In Fig. 10-35, two particles, each with mass m = 2.30 kg, are fastened to each other, and to a rotation axis at O, by two thin rods, each with length d = 0.670 m and mass M = 0.360 kg. The combination rotates around the rotation axis with angular speed ω = 0.211 rad/s. Measured about O, what are the combination's (a) rotational inertia and (b) kinetic energy?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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But for this problem, I am not even sure where to start. I know that I need to find the total inertia, but how many parts should i split it into? Should I take each rod seperately and each particle seperately, and use the summation formula for inertia, or should i use the parallel axis theorem? I am just so lost on where to start.

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# Homework Help: Inertia Problem

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