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LonelyStar

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I've the following problem:

I have a force "F" pulling a body at point "P" while the center of gravity of the body is at "A". The Body has a Moment of Inertia of "I" and a mass of "M".

The question is: What is the acceleration of the centre of gravity and what is the angular acceleration of the body.

If the centre of gravity would be fixed, I would know what to do, but it is not.

If "A-P" and "F" would be in linear relation to each other, the solution would be F=M*a, would it not?

But what happens in general?

Any help/Ideas?

Thanks!

Nathan