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Unformatted text preview: (b) The center of mass is a vertical distance of 8.7 cm below the hip and a horizontal distance of 31.7 cm from the hip. 8.51. Set Up: Let be to the right and let the origin be at the center of mass of the station wagon. Solve: (a) The center of mass is between the two cars, 24.0 m to the right of the station wagon and 16.0 m behind the lead car. (b) (c) (d) the same as in part (b). 8.52. Set Up: Let be to the right, with the origin at the initial position of the lefthand end of the canoe. The center of mass of the canoe is at its center. Solve: There is no net horizontal external force so is constant. Initially, so the center of mass doesnt move. Initially, After she walks, gives She walks to a point 1.00 m from the righthand end of the canoe, so she is 1.50 m to the right of the center of mass of the canoe and and The canoe moves 1.29 m to the left. 8.53. Set Up: Use Eq. 8.25. Solve: (a) (b) The absence of atmosphere would not prevent the rocket from operating. The rocket could be steered by ejectingThe absence of atmosphere would not prevent the rocket from operating....
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2009 for the course PHYS 114 taught by Professor Shoberg during the Spring '07 term at Pittsburg State Uiversity.
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