Homework Help: True or False, Parallel Axis Theorum

1. Nov 22, 2013

NoobeAtPhysics

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

I am doing an assignment where I have this (easy) true/false question.

The parallel axis theorem can be used to find moments of inertia of an object about arbitrary axes, provided the moment of inertia about a perpendicular axis through the centroid of the object is known.

2. Relevant equations

T=rf

3. The attempt at a solution

Ok, by definition this is true. And from what I understand this is what the parallel axis theorem does. I am reviewing the concept in my textbook.

But I only have one try for this.. it would be great if I could get some re-enforcement for my answer!

2. Nov 22, 2013

Simon Bridge

Is a "parallel axis" the same as an "arbitrary axis"?

3. Nov 22, 2013

Staff: Mentor

true, false, trick, or mistake ....

4. Nov 22, 2013

NoobeAtPhysics

wow i am dumb

5. Nov 22, 2013

Simon Bridge

Well I read "perpendicular" as "particular" - you have to watch those.
That was probably the one you were supposed to notice.