NYU Physics Demos

Rotational Moment of Inertia

Topics: Mechanics - Rotational Motion, Moment of Inertia, Mass Distribution

Equipment: Set of two rolling masses, ramp.

Setup: Using a wide enough ramp, hold both masses on the top of the ramp, ready to roll.

When the masses are released, the effect of their different moments of inertia will be obvious. The mass on the right side of the picture will roll faster than the other. Refer to demo page “Angular Momentum (Small)” for more details.

Location: Shelf B-d5


Keywords: Angular, Acceleration, Rotate

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