Is there a reason the moment of inertia is called the "moment" of inertia? A while back, for whatever reason, I remembered how the moment of inertia is formulated and I realized it had similarities to the e/m moments; that is the integration of the mass density multiplied by coordinates. In particular, it looked like the quadrapole moment. Is there any connection? Was it simply a convenient name to give to e/m moments?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Moment of Inertia, relation to other moments?

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