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Inertia means resistance to change. It is used in different ways in many different disciplines, some of which are listed below:
- In physics inertia means the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force.
- Mass moment of inertia is the property of a rigid body that determines its resistance to angular acceleration about an axis of rotation
- Area moment of inertia is a geometrical property of a body that determines its resistance to bending
- Thermal inertia is the resistance of an object or body to temperature change in response to heat input
- In automatic control, inertia refers to a property of dynamic systems causing time delays
- Inertia in autism and anxiety; difficulty with starting, stopping, or changing tasks.
- Social inertia, description of a person's resistance to change in psychology and sociology
- Psychical inertia
- One of the possible causes of diseconomy of scale
- Inertia of a matrix is defined as the number of positive, negative and zero eigenvalues
- Sleep inertia, a psychological state
- An aspect of ecological stability called inertia
- The tendency of scientific research programmes to ban or ignore new disturbing findings as described by Imre Lakatos and Sören Halldén
- Inertia, an Irish DJ duo, the pairing of John O'Callaghan and Neal Scarborough
- Inertia (The Exies album), an album by The Exies
- Inertia (Derek Sherinian album), an album by Derek Sherinian
- "Inertia", a song by Bruce Dickinson from the album Skunkworks
- Inertia (record company), an Australian record label and distributor
- "Inertia", a song by The Wonder Stuff from the album Never Loved Elvis
- Inertia (2001 film)
- Inertia (Marvel Comics), a fictional hero
- Inertia (DC Comics), a fictional antagonist
- Inertia (short story), a story by Nancy Kress
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