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Center of mass vs center of support of equilibrium

  1. Mar 18, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Where is the difference between center of support of equilibrium and center of mass of system. For example we are given a ruler with length L and mass M and two builds with mass m1 and m2 on its edges.

    2. Relevant equations
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    3. The attempt at a solution
    I just know the formula of the center of the mass .
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2015 #2

    Doc Al

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    I assume you are looking for the point where the ruler plus masses can be supported and be in equilibrium. If so, I'd say there is no difference.
     
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