Rotational Kinetic Energy of a System of Masses

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This Demonstration calculates the rotational kinetic energy of a system with angular velocity, consisting of four masses joined by two intersecting rods at distances , , , and from the crossing point ( and are aligned, as are and ). The system rotates by around the or the axis. For simplicity, the masses and the angular velocity are set to 1.

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The rotational kinetic energies about the and axes are given by

and , where and .

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Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (November 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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