# Moment of Inertia

1. Nov 2, 2005

### CBrandi

Hi everybody.
I'm a newbie here.
I'm a Physics student at University of São Paulo in Brazil (I'm in 1st year) and find this forum was a very nice surprise for me. I think this is the best thing about Physics in all web and I would like give all of you my congratulations.
Well, my doubt is about Moment of Inertia.
I need calculate the moment of inertia for a conic disc with a hole in the center according the figure below. I made several searches on Internet and didn't find nothing about this.
The diametral section of the ring is like following:
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/7999/discocnico013ai.jpg [Broken]
Thank you very much.

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2. Nov 2, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

set up the integral

Realize that the contribution of a given mass element to the moment of inertia is $r^2 dm$. Hint: Treat the object as composed of a set of concentric rings. Write "dm" for these rings as a function of r and the density. Integrate!