Students will learn what is momentum of inertia, what determines a large or small moment of inertia for an object and how to calculate moment of inertia.
Learn about the relationship between rotational and translational kinetic energy, and how each are exchanged when objects roll down inclined ramps.
Understand the dynamics of rotating objects in the context of a spinning yo-yo.
Understand the concept of rotational inertia (moment of inertia) by analyzing the motion of a circus tightrope walker.
Moment of inertia is explained using demonstrations and equations.
Moment of inertia is exemplified by a demonstration using two rulers.
Calculate the moment of inertia of several objects depending on their shape and axis of rotation.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Moment of Inertia.