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Rolling Motion & the Moment of Inertia

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Which of the following is a correct definition of moment of inertia?

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1. In the experiment described in this lesson, which of the following is NOT a measurement you would need to take (or figure out)?

2. Assuming the total mechanical energy is conserved, which of the following is an accurate description of the energy transfer of a ball that starts at rest at the top of a ramp and then rolls down to the bottom at ground level? (The following abbreviations are used: GPE = gravitational potential energy, TKE = translational kinetic energy, RKE = rotational kinetic energy.)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Facts regarding rolling motion and the moment of inertia are covered by this quiz. Completion of the quiz will require you to solve some practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz when you're ready to prove that you understand:

  • The experiment in the lesson
  • Energy transfers
  • How to find the moment of inertia

Skills Practiced

Use the time you spend taking this quiz to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on rolling motion and the moment of inertia
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the moment of inertia
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve moment of inertia practice problems

Additional Learning

Before you move on, you can learn more about this subject by studying the lesson that accompanies this quiz and worksheet, titled Rolling Motion & the Moment of Inertia. This lesson will give you information about subjects such as:

  • Another term for the moment of inertia
  • How the moment of inertia can be measured
  • Theoretical values versus real world measurements
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