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Reference frame to calculate centroids

  1. Jan 27, 2013 #1
    Hi. I was recently calculating some centroids and I was wondering if the point were I choose my origin affects the centroid position. I.e., if I choose my origin at a massive particle, will the centroid be the same as with any other reference frame?

    Thansk :)
     
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  3. Jan 27, 2013 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Why not try it on a few examples and see?
     
  4. Jan 27, 2013 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    No, the centroid is a geometric property and independent of any coordinate system chosen. (This is a mathematics result, not physics.)
     
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