### Some articles on *moments, inertia, moment, inertia matrix*:

... In a stable state, the largest

**moments**of

**inertia**axis is aligned with the spin axis, with the smaller two

**moment**of

**inertia**axes lying in the plane of the equator ... rotate as a rigid body to realign the largest

**moment**of

**inertia**axis with the spin axis ...

... to be by some an improvement over the information provided by calculating the area

**moments**of

**inertia**and polar

**moments**of

**inertia**...

... Another form of

**inertia**is rotational

**inertia**(→

**moment**of

**inertia**), which refers to the fact that a rotating rigid body maintains its state of uniform rotational motion ... Rotational

**inertia**depends on the object remaining structurally intact as a rigid body, and also has practical consequences For example, a gyroscope uses ...

... The following is a list of area

**moments**of

**inertia**... The area

**moment**of

**inertia**or second

**moment**of area has a unit of dimension length4, and should not be confused with the mass

**moment**of

**inertia**... If the piece is thin, however, the mass

**moment**of

**inertia**equals the areal density times the area

**moment**of

**inertia**...

... It is useful to note here that if the

**moment**of

**inertia matrix**or tensor is relative to the center of mass, then it can be determined relative to any other reference point in the body using the parallel axis ... If is the

**moment**of

**inertia matrix**in the body frame relative to the center of mass C, then the

**moment**of

**inertia matrix**in the same frame but relative to a ...

### Famous quotes containing the words matrix, moment and/or inertia:

“As all historians know, the past is a great darkness, and filled with echoes. Voices may reach us from it; but what they say to us is imbued with the obscurity of the *matrix* out of which they come; and try as we may, we cannot always decipher them precisely in the clearer light of our day.”

—Margaret Atwood (b. 1939)

“Every *moment* of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.”

—Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

“What is wrong with priests and popes is that instead of being apostles and saints, they are nothing but empirics who say “I know” instead of “I am learning,” and pray for credulity and *inertia* as wise men pray for scepticism and activity.”

—George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)