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Homework Help: Centre of mass

  1. Feb 15, 2010 #1

    nna

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    for a system of particles why is centre of mass independent of the origin?
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2010 #2

    ehild

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    What do you mean?

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  4. Feb 15, 2010 #3

    nna

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    why the center of mass is a unique point whose definition is independent of the reference origin?
     
  5. Feb 15, 2010 #4

    ehild

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    What is the definition of the centre of mass?

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