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Inertia Wands

PIRA 1Q10.10

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Two wands have equal mass, but different mass distributions; one has its mass concentrated in the center while the other has the mass in the ends. Due to the relationship between mass distribution and the moment of inertia, the rod with the mass at the center is easier to move than the rod with the mass at the ends.

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Inertia Wands

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Interia Wands

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none at this time

 

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