# Moment of inertia of a thin rectangular plate (Axis of rotation at the end of the plate)

## Description

Moment of inertia is the mass property of a rigid body that determines the torque needed for a desired angular acceleration about an axis of rotation. 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 at the end of the plate), can be calculated by the mass, the height and the width of the plate.

## Variables

I_{e} | Moment of inertia of the thin rectangular plate ((Axis of rotation at the end of the plate) (kg*m^{2}) |

m | Mass (kg) |

h | Height of the plate (m) |

w | Width of the plate (m) |