Rotational Motion
Moment of inertia is the rotational analogue to mass. Review the definitions
as explained in the topics summaries.
The following table contains moments of inertia for various common bodies.
The 'M' in each case is the total mass of the object.
slender rod: 
axis through center 


axis through end 









rectangular plane: 
axis through center 


axis along edge 









sphere 
thinwalled hollow 


solid 









cylinder 
hollow 


solid 



thinwalled hollow 





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