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Fig. shows a uniform block of mass, M and edge lengths a, b, and c. Calculate its rotational inertia about an axis through one corner and perpendicular to the large face of the block. (Hint: See Fig.)

Fig. shows a uniform block of mass, M and edge lengths a, b, and c. Calculate its rotational inertia about an axis through one corner and perpendicular to the large face of the block. (Hint: See Fig.)

Grade:upto college level

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Deepak Patra
askIITians Faculty 471 Points
7 years ago
The distance h is given as:
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Therefore the moment of inertia of the uniform block about the axis through one corner and perpendicular to large face of the block is M (a2 + b2)/3.

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