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Centre Of Gravity

  1. Sep 25, 2011 #1
    Hi, Im just wondering if someone can help explain a concept of CG:

    I understand that in a homogeneous object the CG is in the geometric centre

    In a object without a constant mass, the CG will be towards the end with the greater mass

    But it say in my textbook that: "It is also possible for the CG to be located physically outside of the object."

    But how does this occur? Could you mabey give an example of application??

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  3. Sep 25, 2011 #2


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    What would happen to the CG if you took a homogenous-density rod and bent it into a c-shape or circle?
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011
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