# Is it possible for an object to change its weight without changing its mass? Explain why or why not

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Explanation:

a ) The direction of angular velocity vector of second hand will be along the line going into the plane of dial perpendicular to it.

b ) If the angular acceleration of a rigid body is zero, the angular velocity will remain constant.

c ) If another planet the same size as Earth were put into orbit around the Sun along with Earth the moment of inertia of the system will increase because the mass of the system increases. Moment of inertia depends upon mass and its distribution around the axis.

d ) Increasing the number of blades on a propeller increases the moment of inertia , because both mass and mass distribution around axis of rotation increases.

e ) It is not possible that a body has the same moment of inertia for all possible axes because a body can not remain symmetrical about all axes possible. Sphere has same moment of inertia about all axes passing through its centre.

f ) To maximize the moment of inertia of a flywheel while minimizing its weight, the shape and distribution of mass should be such that maximum mass of the body may be situated at far end of the body from axis of rotation . So flywheel must have thick outer boundaries and this should be

attached with axis with the help of thin rods .

g ) When the body is rotating at the same place , its translational kinetic energy is zero but its rotational energy can be increased

at the same place.

yes

Explanation:

weight depends on the strength of gravity, so on a different planet, or on the moon for example, things would have a different weight but have the same mass.