Rotational Kinetic Energy

The energy a body possesses due to it's rotation about an axis.

where
T = rotational kinetic energy [J]
I1, I2, I3 = principal moments of inertia [kgm2]
ω1, ω2, ω3 = components of angular velocity along principal axis [rads-1]

See also: Angular Momentum, Kinetic Energy.

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Subjects: Classical Mechanics