geometric moment of inertia

geometric moment of inertia

[¦jē·ə¦me·trik ¦mō·mənt əv i′nər·shə]
(mathematics)
The geometric moment of inertia of a plane figure about an axis in or perpendicular to the plane is the integral over the area of the figure of the square of the distance from the axis. Also known as second moment of area.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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