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Z coordinate of the center of gravity

  1. Oct 13, 2008 #1
    Hey,

    for this problem i need to find the z coordinate of the center of gravity. I have a cylinder/disk whose height is along the y axis and radiates about the x and z axis. what is the equation to find z bar. this is just one part of the problem.




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  3. Oct 13, 2008 #2

    Doc Al

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    Perhaps I don't understand your question, but the center of mass of a uniform cylinder is right in the middle.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2008 #3
    yeah i get that much, but for this problem it wants me to find the z coordinate for the center of gravity. and the cylinder is oriented 105 mm in the z direction, with a height of 10 mm going in the y direction.

    Here is a pic that hopefully gives some clarification. I apologize for the crudity of it, I made it on paint.

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  5. Oct 13, 2008 #4
    hmm...my image didn't show last post.

    hmm...thinking about it, would the z coordinate just be 105mm?
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