Which has greater inertia a large mass or a small mass?
A large mass.
The traditional view is to refer to inertia in terms of Newton's First Law of Motion.
However, it became common for Physicists to use the mathematically more useful Newton's 2nd Law of Motion to describe inertia in terms of how difficult it is to change the momentum of a body. The 2nd Law of Motion tells us that Force = Mass x Acceleration. "Inertia" in this context is thus directly proportional to the body's mass.
The inertia of a body can be defined as the relunctance of a body to acceleration. The mass of a body can be defined as a measure of the inertia of a body. This is because acceleration = resultant force / mass. So, if mass is greater, the less will be the acceleration of the body and hence the greater the inertia.
An object's inertia is its resistance to changes in its motion and mass is the quantitative measure of inertia. Strictly speaking the object's inertia will become larger the faster it goes. But at typical speeds it is unmeasurable or barely measurable . Only when the object's speed is near the speed of light is there a large change in its inertia.
If an object has more momentum, it has either a greater mass or a greater velocity. If an object has less inertia, it has less mass. So am object with less inertia will accelerate faster than one with greater momentum because of a greater mass, assuming the same force of acceleration is applied to both. However, if the greater momentum is due to greater velocity, not enough information has been provided to answer the question.
The larger the mass, the more inertia it has and vice versa If an object has a large mass it increases to object's tendency to resist movement from an outside force, therefore a larger object has more inertia If an object has a small mass, the mass decreases the object's tendency to resist movement from an outside force, therefore a smaller object has less inertia larger object=harder to move smaller object=eaiser to move
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