(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The moment of inertia of a uniform sphere of mass m and radius r about an axis passing through its center of mass is (2/5) mr^2. If half of the sphere is removed, what is the moment of inertia about the same axis?

2. Relevant equations

integral of r^2 dm

3. The attempt at a solution

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I think this is wrong since I've looked up the actual I for this and it gives me (2/5) mr^2 still. I also tried using the parallel axis theorem on this and it also gives me the (2/5) mr^2. What am I doing wrong?

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# Homework Help: Moment of Inertia of a Hemisphere

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