moment of inertia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moment of inertia the tendency of a body to resist angular acceleration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Moment of inertia of a rotating body, the sum of the mass of each particle of matter of the body into the square of its distance from the axis of rotation; -- called also moment of rotation and moment of the mass.
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Usage

In literature:

Peyton's somewhat elate exit from the parlor was followed by a moment of silence and inertia on the part of the three who remained there.
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
K, Moment of inertia.
"Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One" by Nehemiah Hawkins
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In news:

Diving and the Moment of Inertia.
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In science:

We stress that the equivalence between the two moments of inertia can be fulfilled if and only if a self-consistent HF minimum solution is found.
Symmetry breaking and the random-phase approximation in small quantum dots
In these cases we obtain an spurious RPA mode related to the global rotation, with its associated moment of inertia.
Symmetry breaking and the random-phase approximation in small quantum dots
The moments of inertia of the planets are calculated and compared to published values.
The physics of rotational flattening and the point core model
Here ψ(ξ ) is defined by Eq. (45) and plotted in Fig. 1 while k is a constant that depends on rotational parameter q and dimensionless moment of inertia κ2 , Eq. (55).
The physics of rotational flattening and the point core model
The square of this parameter, κ2 , also appears in the literature denoted I /M R2 (or C/M a2 , or simply k) and is also called the moment of inertia coefficient.
The physics of rotational flattening and the point core model
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