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How does torque affect rotational inertia? How does rotational inertia affect torque? What is the difference between torque and rotational inertia?



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It is useful to think of the analogies for straight line motion: torque is analogous to force, inertia to mass, angular velocity to velocity, angular acceleration to acceleration, angular momentum to momentum.



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