## Moment of Inertia / Mass Contrasted

*Introduction to Moment of Inertia*

There are numerous analogies when comparing linear and rotational motion. At the heart of these comparisons lie the concepts of * mass* on one hand and

*on the other. In addition to being a property of any physical object, mass is a measure of the resistance of an object to acceleration when a net force has been applied to the object. Newton's Second Law of Motion expresses this in the fa*

**moment of inertia**