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Unformatted text preview: acceleration. The only challenging part of this equation is the quantity I . We may see this quantity as equivalent to massit defines the proportion between a physical force or torque and the resulting acceleration. Generally, however, I can only be calculated through calculus. We shall explore how to do so in a calculusbased section at the end of this SparkNote, but in general the moment of inertia of a rigid body will be given in any problem you might be asked to answer. We have now derived the necessary ingredients for a full study of rotational dynamics. Since the methods are the same as in the linear case, we are able to spend less time going over the concepts of rotational dynamics. Thus we will continue our study by quickly running through work and energy in a rotational system, and looking at the relation between rotational and translational motion....
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 Fall '10
 DavidJudd
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