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

A small sphere of mass 2.0kg revolves at the end of a 1.2 m long string in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis. Determine its moment of inertia with respect to that axis.

2. Relevant equations

Moment of inertia for sphere= (2/5)mr^2

3. The attempt at a solution

I=(2/5)(2.0kg)(1.2m)^2

I=1.2 kgm^2

However, my book says to use the equation: I=mr^2. As a result they got I=2.9kgm^2. Why do they do this?? Isn't that the equation for Moment of inertia of a hollow cylinder?

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# Homework Help: Moment of Inertia of a Sphere

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