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RE: Radius of Gyration

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I guess I'm an idiot, because although I learned how to COMPUTE the radius
of gyration, and how to use it, I never learned how the term came to be
called what it is.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen [mailto:t.w.allen(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2009 4:08 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Radius of Gyration


Something you should have learned as a freshman is....English.

The OP said wanted to know where the _term_ "radius of gyration" originated,
which I thought was a valid question. I started to reach for my copy of
Wikipedia until I saw that someone beat me to it.

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.
Consulting Structural Engineers
 V (949) 248-8588 . F(949) 209-2509

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2009 12:55 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Radius of Gyration

On Jun 20, 2009, at 1:58 PM, Richard Calvert wrote:

[Bill Allen] <snip>

This is really basic stuff you should have learned as a sophomore.

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