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*****CONCLUSION*****

The objective of this experiment is to determine and compare the mass moment of
inertia of a disk and ring, and also to compare the moment of inertia of solid disk rotated at
two different axes: at the center and along its diameter.

In Table 1 and in its graph of mass vs. acceleration, we can see that the mass increases
as acceleration increases. But the thing is, the experimental value of moment of inertia of disk
and ring rotated about the center in every trial is decreasing. The percent difference that we
get is 4.85% which is almost 5%. I think we have some errors in measuring the inner and outer
radius of the ring and also the radius of the disk because its really wide and heavy. On the
other hand, the farther the object to the axis of rotation, the more inertia it needs. In part 2 of
the experiment where we determined the moment of inertia of disk rotated about the center,
the experimental value of moment of inertia is 93,764.6761 gcm2 while in part 4, the
experimental value of moment of inertia of disk rotated about the diameter is 47, 786.7573
gcm2. We can see that the moment of inertia of the two are different and that the moment of
inertia of the disk rotated about the center is greater than that of rotated about the diameter. It
is because of the mass distributed when the disk is rotated about the center is farther from the
axis of rotation than when it is rotated about the diameter.

Aside from that, in Table 2 and 4, the acceleration increases as the mass increases. It
can also be seen in their mass vs. acceleration graphs. While their masses and acceleration
increases, their moment of inertia also increases. And because of that, I assumed that we the
experiment correctly. We get a percent difference of 2.39% in Table 2 and 0.51% in Table 4
which didnt exceed above 5%. In some parts, maybe we committed some errors in computing
for the measurement of the radius of disk and shaft because were not all familiar in using the
Vernier caliber. We should have been more careful in measuring the diameter of the disk and
shaft.
In Table 3, I assumed that we also conducted the part 1 and 2 of the experiment
appropriately. The actual value and experiment value of the moment of inertia of ring rotated
about the center are close. We even got a percent difference of 0.456%.

Based on the result of our data, I conclude that the closer an object to the axis of
rotation, the less inertia it needs. How far the mass is from the center, location of the axis of
rotation, and the shape of the object are factors that affect moment of inertia of the objects.
Moment of inertia changes significantly because of these factors.

In the future, to avoid the mistakes weve done, I recommend to others that they have
to measure the radius of the shaft, disk, and ring accurately because those are really important
and can affect the overall experiment that can result to bigger errors in computing for the actual
and experimental values of moment of inertia.