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I am very fuzzy about how to find the center of mass of an object and, similarly, the moment of inertia for an object using integrals. Here are the formulas as I remember them.

Center of mass: [tex](1/M) \int \vec{r} dm[/tex]

Moment of Inertia: [tex]\int R^{2} dm[/tex]

What I was wondering was whether anyone knew of any resources with practice problems of this type. Even better would be full solutions.

Types of questions have been to find the CoM for a rod with non-uniform density (with the equation for linear density given) or to find the moment of inertia for various normal shapes (by derivation, not memorization.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated, sorry if this is the wrong forum for this!

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# Homework Help: Calculating center of mass and moment of inertia using integrals.

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