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WHY MOMENT OF INERTIA IS A TENSOR???

WHY MOMENT OF INERTIA IS A TENSOR???

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ranjan madanmohan sahu
16 Points
12 years ago

Basically u hav heard of Scalar quantities and Vector quantities.The former has only Magnitude and the later deals with both Magnitude as well as Direction.Now Tensor quantity r those quantities which change with axis of Rotation as Moment of inertia of a particular body depends on axis of Rotation hence a Tensor quantity.

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