We know when a body is given a impulsive force in total vaccum, it rotates along with translation about the centre of mass. Now the question is why does it rotate only about the CM and not any other axis. We al know this seems obvious due to insinct but how can the theory explain it. Does any other effects like air drag effect this?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

PS -consider the cases when the body does not rotate about its CM and put emphasis on geometric centre.. why does the not rotate naturally about geometric centre..

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# Rotation of a solid body about CM?

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