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Posted by **Janelle** on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 12:22am.

a.) Calculate the moment of inertia of the rim about the axle.

b.) Determine the moment of inertia of any one spoke, assuming it to be a long, thin rod that can rotate about one end.

c.) Find the total moment of inertia of the wheel, including the rim and all 50 spokes.

- 12th grade physics -
**drwls**, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 1:43amThe subject is not the grade level

a. The moment contribution of the rim is

Irim = Mrim * R^2

b. The moment contribution of one spoke is

Ispoke = (Mspoke*R^2)/3

c. Add them up. Remember to multiply the single spoke contribution by 50.

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