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In summary, the Second Moment Of Area, also known as the moment of inertia, is a physical property of a cross-sectional shape that describes its resistance to bending or twisting. It is calculated by multiplying the area of the shape by the square of the distance from the shape's centroid to the axis of rotation. This property is important in engineering and structural design as it helps determine the stability and strength of a structure. The units of the Second Moment Of Area vary depending on the units of the shape's area. It differs from the First Moment Of Area, which describes an object's resistance to linear motion and is calculated using a different formula.

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Perhaps this will help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_moment_of_area

http://www.mathscieng.co.uk/Mech_Eng/Second%20Moment%20of%20Area.htm

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~statics/examples/secmoment/secmoma.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_moment_of_area

http://www.mathscieng.co.uk/Mech_Eng/Second%20Moment%20of%20Area.htm

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~statics/examples/secmoment/secmoma.html

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many thanks.,

The Second Moment Of Area, also known as the moment of inertia, is a physical property of a cross-sectional shape that describes its resistance to bending or twisting.

The Second Moment Of Area is calculated by multiplying the area of the shape by the square of the distance from the shape's centroid to the axis of rotation.

The Second Moment Of Area is important in engineering and structural design as it helps determine the stability and strength of a structure when subjected to bending or twisting forces.

The units of the Second Moment Of Area vary depending on the units of the shape's area. For example, if the area is measured in square meters, the Second Moment Of Area would be measured in meters to the fourth power (m4).

The First Moment Of Area, also known as the centroidal moment of inertia, describes an object's resistance to linear motion and is calculated by multiplying the area of the shape by the distance from the shape's centroid to the axis of rotation. The Second Moment Of Area, on the other hand, describes an object's resistance to bending or twisting and is calculated by multiplying the area of the shape by the square of the distance from the shape's centroid to the axis of rotation.

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