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**[SOLVED] Moment of Inertia tensor SETUP, not to difficult but can't figure it out**

## Homework Statement

a) For a cylinder of mass M, radius R and height h, calculate the inertia tensor about the center of mass. What are the principal axes?

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

I need help with setting up the integral. I placed the origin at the center of the cylinder. So and i set my boundaries as = z going from -h/2 to h/2, y going from -R to R and x going from -sqrt(R^2-y^2) to sqrt(R^2-y^2).

However when i integrate Ixx I get zero and I know I am not suppose to. Is there a better choice for my boundaries?? My x boundaries are the problem here because they give me a ugly answer.

Thanks