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Moment of Inertia of a Sphere

A sphere consists of a solid wooden ball of uniform density 800kg/m^3 and radius 0.20 m and is covered with a thin coating of lead foil with area density 20kg/m^2 .

Calculate the moment of inertia of this sphere about an axis passing through its center.

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For a solid sphere, the moment of inertia is I=(2/5)MR^2
For a spherical shell, the moment of ...

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This solution contains step-by-step calculations to determine the total moment of inertia acting on the sphere on its center axis.