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Moment of Inertia of a Ping-Pong Ball
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2012-04-12
2014-09-19

Abstract

This note describes how to theoretically calculate and experimentally measure the moment of inertia of a Ping-Pong® ball. The theoretical calculation results are in good agreement with the experimental measurements that can be reproduced in an introductory physics laboratory.

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