# Moment of inertia of a thin rectangular plate (Axis of rotation in the center of the plate)

## Description

Mass moment of inertia measures the extent to which an object resists rotational acceleration about an axis, and is the rotational analogue to mass. Moment of inertia depends on the shape of the body and may be different around different axes of rotation. Mass moment of inertia measures the extent to which an object resists rotational acceleration about an axis, and is the rotational analogue to mass.

Moment of inertia of a thin rectangular plate, (axis of rotation in the center of the plate), can be calculated by the mass, the height and the width of the plate.

## Variables

I_{c} | Moment of inertia of the thin rectangular plate (Axis of rotation in the center of the plate) (kg*m^{2}) |

m | Mass (kg) |

h | Height of the plate (m) |

w | Width of the plate (m) |