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Centroid of an object in a fluid

  1. Aug 30, 2011 #1
    Hi friends just a quick question,

    does the centroid of an object change if it is submerged in a fluid and is on an incline?
    Or indeed does the centroid of an object ever change when in a fluid or inclined?

    Thanks!
    Claudius
     
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  3. Aug 30, 2011 #2
    lemme rephrase that, if a object is on the incline say a circular lamina - than the centroid is the height of the object's incline divided by 2?

    Cheers!
     
  4. Aug 30, 2011 #3
    The centroid of an object will not change unless the object itself it changed. There is nothing deep about this. It is just the definition of centroid. The centroid is the geometric center of an object and is independent of what surrounds it or where you place it.
     
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