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Problem: Small blocks, each with mass  m , are clamped at the ends and at the center of a rod of length  L  and negligible mass. Compute the moment of inertia of the system about an axis perpendicular to the rod and passing through:a) the center of the rodb) a point one-fourth of the length from one end

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Small blocks, each with mass  m , are clamped at the ends and at the center of a rod of length  L  and negligible mass. Compute the moment of inertia of the system about an axis perpendicular to the rod and passing through:
a) the center of the rod
b) a point one-fourth of the length from one end

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