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Chadi B Ghaith
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I need help to prove that the moment of inertia of a uniform square of mass m and side d about an axis through its centre, parallel to a side is 1/12 md²
OK, what kind of help ? You know the definition of moment of inertia ? It amounts to an integration; does that pose a problem ? Write it out and we'll help you further.Chadi B Ghaith said:I need help to prove that the moment of inertia of a uniform square of mass m and side d about an axis through its centre, parallel to a side is 1/12 md²
Hi,BvU said:OK, what kind of help ? You know the definition of moment of inertia ? It amounts to an integration; does that pose a problem ? Write it out and we'll help you further.
Moment of inertia is a physical property of a rotating object that describes its resistance to changes in its rotational motion.
Moment of inertia is calculated by multiplying the mass of the object by the square of its distance from the axis of rotation.
Proving the mass, side, and axis is important because these factors directly affect the calculation of moment of inertia. Without accurate values for these parameters, the moment of inertia calculation will be incorrect.
Moment of inertia is used in various engineering and physics applications, such as designing vehicles and machines that involve rotating components, analyzing the stability of structures, and understanding the motion of celestial bodies.
Changing the mass or the distance from the axis of rotation will directly affect the moment of inertia, while changing the axis of rotation will require a more complex calculation. Generally, increasing the mass or distance from the axis will increase the moment of inertia, making the object more resistant to changes in rotational motion.