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What does the g stand for when computing moment of inertia

  1. May 2, 2003 #1
    What does the "g" stand for when computing moment of inertia

    What does the "g" stand for when computing moment of inertia, does it stand for gravity 9.80 m/s^2 or what. Thanks.
     
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  3. May 2, 2003 #2
    What is e here?

    If this formule is about physical pendulum in gravitational field, then g is gravity (strength of gravitational field) in the vicinity of pendulum.
     
  4. May 2, 2003 #3
    I=mghT^2/4pie^2

    4pie^2 should be 4pi^2 I guess. This is an experiment where different objects are being placed on a knife edge through the object to test for experimental interia compared to calculated inertia.
     
  5. May 2, 2003 #4
    Seems to me like a formula for period of physical pendulum. Then g is gravity indeed.
     
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