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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I would like to discuss a physics problem. It's not homework or coursework. It's just an area of interest.

I know there are models with which one may calculate a center of gravity for different 2d or 3d objects..

and

.. I know that there are models to calculate available energy..

but

I don't know enough maths in order to combine the two. So, say a seesaw has a kid standing in the middle of it who jumps a meter down the beam. The seesaw-chair will hit the ground with X amount of energy. But the same kid jumping two meters down the beam will see the chair hit the ground with significantly more energy. How much more?

I'd like to learn more about how to do the math to solve these sorts of problems. It's not homework - just a friendly discussion. :)

Thanks.

Stripe.

I know there are models with which one may calculate a center of gravity for different 2d or 3d objects..

and

.. I know that there are models to calculate available energy..

but

I don't know enough maths in order to combine the two. So, say a seesaw has a kid standing in the middle of it who jumps a meter down the beam. The seesaw-chair will hit the ground with X amount of energy. But the same kid jumping two meters down the beam will see the chair hit the ground with significantly more energy. How much more?

I'd like to learn more about how to do the math to solve these sorts of problems. It's not homework - just a friendly discussion. :)

Thanks.

Stripe.

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