Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 8 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 5

Answer

Rotational inertia measures an object's resistance to an angular acceleration (i.e., a change in rotational velocity). Inertia, as studied earlier, measures a resistance to a linear acceleration (i.e., a change in linear velocity).

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 136-138.
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