Talk:Rotation around a fixed axis
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If a translating artillery shell is considered as an example of a rotation around a fixed axis, the explosion of same would result in a change in the moment of inertia of the components, and result in a very complex calculation as to the final location of the far flung components, but with the less massive components getting the most kinetic energy and being flung the furthest, due to the law of conservation of momentum.WFPM (talk) 16:44, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
This long ago edit introduced large chunks of material copied from at least three books: ,  and . The least two of those are only shown by Google as snippets, but it would probably be safest to regard the whole of that edit as plagiarized from copyrighted material.
The material plagiarized is generic, and can be replaced. I started to rewrite it in place, but am not sure that that is the best approach; in any event it might take me a while since I have other things I am doing. Cardamon (talk) 05:40, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
Stability of the rotation
I've noted that in many places the article implicitly assumes that the rotation around a fixed axis is stable, such as that a torque produces an angular acceleration. Rather than change every single instance i've added a note in the introduction that the article assumes this is the case. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 03:04, 31 January 2013 (UTC)