There's a problem I've been working on for the last few days on:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(problem number 4)

http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au:8000/u/leonp/MATH2004-2904/LDtute11.pdf

I'm trying to find the center of mass on that rod, and I'm having quite a bit of trouble. I'm only worried about a special case, when the radius of the bowl equals 1. If I can find equations for the COM for the y coordinate, I can apply the potential energy equation, and differeniate - giving Newton's second law. Then I'll be able to set the forces equal to zero, and solve for that angle theta at which the rod meets with the horizontal.

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