Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 8 - Rotational Motion - Questions: 8

Answer

No.

Work Step by Step

If all of the mass were considered to be at the CM for the purpose of calculating the moment of inertia, then the object would have no rotational inertia about an axis passing through the CM. It is crucial to take the distribution of the mass into account when describing rotational motion.
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