Lesson: Center of Gravity of Particles Mathematics
In this lesson, we will learn how to find the position of the center of gravity of a set of particles arranged in a two-dimensional plane.
In the given figure, three weights of magnitudes 2 N, 5 N and 3 N are placed on the vertices of an equilateral triangle of side length 8 cm.
Find the center of gravity of the system.
Three particles are placed on a line. Particle of mass 4 kg is located at the origin, particle of mass 6 kg at , and particle of mass 10 kg at . Determine the coordinates of the center of mass of the three particles.
Four particles of masses 9 kg, 10 kg, 4 kg, and 7 kg are placed on the -axis at the points , , , and respectively. What is the position of the center of mass of the four particles?