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Moment of Inertia

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Review of Kinematic Rotational Equation 0:12
    • Rigid Body Rotation on a Axis
    • Constant Angular Acceleration
  • Rotational Kinetic Energy 16:33
    • Particle Moving in a Circle
    • Moment of Inertia
  • Moment of Inertia of a Uniform Rod 25:10
    • Dividing the Body in Many Pieces
    • Total Mass=M Lamda=m/l
    • Axis Through the Center of Mass
  • Uniform Solid Cylinder 35:13
    • Cylinder of Length L
    • Finding Moment of Inertia I=∫r2 dm
    • Volume of Cylinder
  • Other Shapes 44:37
    • Ring
    • Disc
    • Sphere
    • Spherical Shell
  • Parallel Axis Theorem 46:46
    • Object with Center of Mass
    • Consider Another Axis Parallel to Primary Axis
  • Extra Example 1: Moment of Inertia for Ring and Disk
  • Extra Example 2: Moment of Inertia for Sphere
  • Extra Example 3: Moment of Inertia for Spherical Shell