Centre of Mass

The balance point of an object. The location in an object that has the same translational motion as the object if it were shrunk to a point.

Laminar Triangle of height h
Distance d is perpendicular from the base.
Solid Hemisphere of radius r
Distance d is from the centre of the sphere.
Hemispherical Shell of radius r
Distance d is from the centre of the sphere.
Sector of Disc of radius r and angle
Distance d is from the centre of the disk.
Arc of a Circle of radius r and angle
Distance d is from the centre of the circle.
Solid Cone or Pyramid of height h
Distance d is perpendicular from the base.

See also: Mass.

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Subjects: Mechanical Engineering Physics