Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 10 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 184: 10


The location of the mass.

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We know that mass leads to a greater moment of inertia, especially when it is far away from the axis of rotation. Through having less muscle lower on its leg, the horse reduces the amount of mass far from the axis of rotation. This characteristic makes it easier for the horse to move its leg and thus helps it run fast.
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