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Unformatted text preview: together to form a rigid body. a. What is the inertia tensor with respect to the origin? (7 pts) b. Find the inertia tensor with respect to the center of mass (C.M.). (6 pts) c. Find the principal moments with respect to the C.M. (6 pts) d. Find the principal axes with respect to the C.M. (6 pts) e. What is the direction and magnitude of the torque that is required to spin the system (around its C.M.) at a constant angular velocity ) , , ( y ? (5 pts) f. What is the kinetic energy of the system when it is spinning around its C.M. at constant angular velocity ) , , ( y (5 pts)? g. Repeat (e)(f) for an angular velocity ) , , ( z (5 pts). l m 2...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course MATH 171 taught by Professor R during the Spring '09 term at Stanford.
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