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How is center of mass in a complex systems?

  1. Oct 1, 2011 #1
    Now i am suddenly confused with the concept of the center of mass.
    As we know , nucleus are a system of many-body,composed of nucleons. And their interactions are very complex between nucleons. I want to know, If we can observe a nuclei such as Ne20, how is the motivation of its center of mass?
     
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  3. Oct 1, 2011 #2
    What do you mean by motivation?
     
  4. Oct 1, 2011 #3
    Sorry , I mean motion.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2011 #4

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    The position of the center of mass is not affected by the internal motion of the nucleons.
     
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