(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A thin wire has the shape of the first quadrant part of the circle with center at the origin and radius a. If the density function is rho(x,y)=kxy, find the mass and center of mass of the wire.

2. Relevant equations

My parametric equation of the circle was x=a*cos(t) and y=a*sin(t).

3. The attempt at a solution

I really have no clue where to begin for finding the center of mass of the wire. I think I got the mass via integral(k*a^2*sin(t)*cos(t) dt = -(k*a^2)/2. Thanks for the help!

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# Homework Help: Center of Mass via Scalar Line Integrals

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