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Three Particles, Each of Mass 200 G, Are Kept at the Corners of an Equilateral Triangle of Side 10 Cm. Find the Moment of Inertial of the System About an Axis Joining Two of the Particles. - Physics


Three particles, each of mass 200 g, are kept at the corners of an equilateral triangle of side 10 cm. Find the moment of inertial of the system about an axis joining two of the particles.

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The distance of mass at A from the axis passing through side BC,

\[\left( AD \right) = \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2} \times 10 = 5\sqrt{3} cm\]

Therefore, we have

Moment of inertia of mass about the axis BC,

\[l = m r^2 = 200 \times \left( 5\sqrt{3} \right)^2 \]

\[ = 200 \times 25 \times 3\]

\[ = 15000 gm - {cm}^2 \]

\[ = 1 . 5 \times {10}^{- 3} kg - m^2\]

Concept: Values of Moments of Inertia for Simple Geometrical Objects (No Derivation)
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HC Verma Class 11, 12 Concepts of Physics 1
Chapter 10 Rotational Mechanics
Q 9.1 | Page 196
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