Moment of inertia

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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
 

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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.
 
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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.
Hi,
Yes I know the definition of inertia. What I am asking is how to prove the above statement. I am bit confuse in procedure.
 
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Good you know it. Write down the integral and attempt to do the integration in your next post. The outcome of your calculation is your 'proof'.
 

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