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# moment of inertia

Date: 1830 a measure of the resistance of a body to angular acceleration about a given axis that is equal to the sum of the products of each element of mass in the body and the square of the element's distance from the axis

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• Moment of inertia — Moment Mo ment, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Momentum}, {Movement}.] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Moment of inertia — This article is about the moment of inertia of a rotating object, also termed the mass moment of inertia. For the moment of inertia dealing with the bending of a beam, also termed the area moment of inertia, see second moment of area. In… …   Wikipedia

• moment of inertia — This is similar to inertia except that it relates to rotating movement rather than linear movement. Linear movement is the tendency of an object to remain motionless if at rest and to keep moving in a straight line if already in motion. The… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

• moment of inertia — inercijos momentas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Dydis, išreiškiamas kūno masės elementų ir jų atstumų nuo tam tikros ašies kvadratų sandaugų suma (integralu). atitikmenys: angl. inertia moment; moment of inertia;… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

• moment of inertia — inercijos momentas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. inertia moment; moment of inertia vok. Trägheitsmoment, n rus. момент инерции, m pranc. moment d inertie, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

• moment of inertia — inercijos momentas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. inertia moment; moment of inertia vok. Massenträgheitsmoment, n; Trägheitsmoment, n rus. момент инерции, m pranc. moment d’inertie, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

• moment of inertia — noun a) A measure of a bodys resistance to a change in its angular rotation velocity b) A measure of a bodys resistance to bending; second moment of inertia; …   Wiktionary

• moment of inertia — 1) a property of an object relating to the magnitude of the moment required to rotate the object and overcome its inertia. 2) a property of a two dimensional cross section shape with respect to an axis, usually an axis through the centroid of the …   Mechanics glossary

• moment of inertia — noun the tendency of a body to resist angular acceleration • Hypernyms: ↑inertia, ↑moment …   Useful english dictionary

• moment of inertia — force of inertia of a body in relation to the momentum …   English contemporary dictionary

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