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Moments of Cups

  1. Dec 15, 2014 #1
    Hello everybody I am new here and I would like to ask a simple question about the centre of gravity and how it changes with mass, size , weight , density. etc.etc I would like to understand how this phenomenon happens and I have tried searching online to no avail so please help me understand how centre of gravity can change with the above
     
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    These are easy, COM scales with the dimensions of the object.
    "etc., etc.?" Those get a little tougher. Anything in particular? Geometry? Density gradient?
     
  4. Dec 20, 2014 #3
    Example, how does the center of mass change when weights of say 50 Newtons are applied to the undersides of a bus , I understand that the mass will affect (how easy it tips) during a turn but how does this come into play when calculating center of mass or center of Gravity whichever is easier ?
     
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