I need to calculate the moment of inertia of the setup below and i am confused.i have to initially calculate it without the point of masses and than with the point of masses. I have already calculated the acceleration for each of the experiments.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The info i have is:

Hanging mass - .050kg

Pulley Radius - .010m

Point of mass 1 - .250kg

Point of mass 2 - .250kg

Acceleration - 0.00671

I believe the moment of inertia of the bare arm is

I = mr²((g-a)/a)

I = .050*.010² * ((9.8-0.00671)/0.00671)

I = 0.000005 * 1459.51 = 0.0730

Am i calculating this correctly?

thanks in advance

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# Homework Help: Moment of interia of apparatus

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