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But physically we have a single point where we say whole mass is concentrated.

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No, that is not the correct definition of radius of gyration. The radius of gyration, r, is the perpendicular distance to the axis of rotation of a point mass whose moment of inertia (I=mr^2) is the same moment of inertia of the actual object having that same mass. So say an object having 10 kg of mass with an I of 1000 kg-m^2 is equivalent to a point mass of 10 Kg located10 meters away from the axis, so r = 10 m. In other words, r = sq rt (I/m).

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No, we have a single point where IF the whole mass was concentrated there, the moment of inertia would be equivalent to the moment of inertia of the object. A symmetrical object for example has its actual center of mass at the center of it at the rotation axis, but its radius of gyration is not 0, it is sq rt (I/m)But physically we have a single point where we say whole mass is concentrated.

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So can we say physically there are two such points

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No, sir. The center of mass is real; the radius of gyration is imaginarySo can we say physically there are two such points

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