
Definition of Moment of inertia
1. Noun. The tendency of a body to resist angular acceleration.
Definition of Moment of inertia
1. Noun. (physics) A measure of a body's resistance to a change in its angular rotation velocity ¹
2. Noun. (engineering) A measure of a body's resistance to bending; second moment of inertia; second moment of area. ¹
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The " moment of inertia " of a body about any axis is the sum of the ...
The following theorem enables us at once to find the moment of inertia about any ..."
2. Mechanics: A Textbook for Engineers by James Ellsworth Boyd (1921)
"When the axis is normal to the plane, the integral is equivalent to the moment
of inertia of a prism of crosssection equal to that of the member and of ..."
3. Analytical Mechanics for Engineers by Fred B. Seely, Newton Edward Ensign (1921)
"The moment of inertia of an area with respect to an axis in, ... The term moment
of inertia is somewhat misleading, since inertia is a property of physical ..."
4. Differential and Integral Calculus by Clyde Elton Love (1916)
"moment of inertia. The product of a mass m, concentrated at a point P, by the
square of the distance r of P from a fixed line, or axis, is called the moment ..."
5. Strength of Materials by James Ellsworth Boyd (1917)
"One of these positions is that of maximum moment of inertia and the other is that
of minimum moment of inertia. Since the product of inertia for an axis of ..."
6. Strength of Materials by James Ellsworth Boyd (1911)
"What is the direction of the axis for which the moment of inertia is a minimum
... Find the moment of inertia with respect to an axis through the center of ..."
7. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"moment of inertia. A quantity in constant use in computing the strength and
deflection of a beam or a column. It is well known that when a beam is bent the ..."
8. Applied Mechanics by Alfred Peter Poorman (1917)
"72] Since moment of inertia : + IY. = Iza, and df + df = d3, The polar moment of
inertia of an area with respect to any axis is equal to its polar moment of ..."