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Statics and Friction 02

  1. Jul 1, 2009 #1
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    Why does the bar y have a factor of 0.5 for the forumla of area centroid?

    Thank you very much!
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  3. Jul 1, 2009 #2
    Am I right that the + is actually an devided by?

    [tex] \bar{y}=\frac{1}{A} \int y\ dx dy = \frac{1}{A} \int 0.5\ y^2\ dx[/tex]

    Is that ok?
  4. Jul 1, 2009 #3


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    Those are not plus signs. They are in fact, this symbol here:

    [tex] \div [/tex] ​

    So you are right.
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