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kinetic energy

The kinetic energy of an object of mass m moving in a straight line with speed v is given by MATH

The kinetic energy of a rotating body is given byMATHwhere w is the angular velocity, d is the density, and r is the distance of the axis of rotation.

The moment of inertia of a rotating body is given byMATH

The radius of gyration of a rotating body is the number R that satisfiesMATH


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