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Center of Mass

  1. Jun 16, 2016 #1
    Why do we take the Center of mass to be on the right side rather than on the left?
    A uniform circular disc of radius 4a with a circular hole of radius 2a made in the disc.
    The mass of L is m and a particle of mass km is now fixed to L at the point P. The system is now suspended from the point S and hangs freely in equilibrium. The diameter ST makes an angle a with the downward vertical through S, where tana=5/6
    Find the value of K

    Disc before adding weight km at point P has a mass m of coordinates (10/3,0).
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  3. Jun 16, 2016 #2

    mfb

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    You can use the "upload" button here, or upload it at some image hoster and add a link here.

    I don't see images in the linked thread.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2016 #3
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  5. Jun 16, 2016 #4

    mfb

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    The center of mass is on a line that goes from S downwards. If P is lower than Q, then it is to the right of the geometric center of the large disk. It does not have to be - for small values of k the hole is more important and the center of mass would be to the left.
     
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