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Center of Mass question

  1. Nov 7, 2006 #1
    I really don't understand the concept of center of mass but i have a conceptual question that i am really not sure about.

    Where would you expect the center of mass of a doughnot to be located? Why?

    I mean gut instinct would tell me the center of the doughnut but there is no mass located there so i really need someone to help explain this to me.
     
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  3. Nov 7, 2006 #2

    radou

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    Last edited: Nov 7, 2006
  4. Nov 7, 2006 #3
    yeah i figured that but what does the center of mass that center of mass is located at that spot because i really am not clear on the whole center of mass idea
     
  5. Nov 7, 2006 #4
    sorry a few typos in the last post but i was saying that what exactly explains the fact the center of mass of a doughnot is located in the middle because i don't understand center of mass
     
  6. Nov 7, 2006 #5

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