Problem Set 5

Problem Set 5 - Problem Set V- Assign October 2, 2006 Due...

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Problem Set V- Assign October 2, 2006 Due October 9. Fall 2006 Physics 200a R. Shankar Many problems ask for answers in terms of symbols and not numbers. You may need to invoke things like g in the answer even if I did not explicitly de±ne them. 1. Consider masses m 1 ,m 2 ,m 3 at x 1 ,x 2 ,x 3 . Find X , the CM coordinate by ±nding X 12 , the CM of mass of 1 and 2, and combining it with m 3 . Show this is gives the same result as X = 3 i =1 m i x i 3 i =1 m i 2. Consider a square of mass 4 kg, side 2m, negligible thickness, with its sides oriented along the usual axes with its center at (0 , 0). (i) Determine its CM using symmetry arguments. (ii) Imagine that the 1m × 1m part of it in the fourth quadrant is chopped off. Where is the new CM? Do this using the extension of result in previous problem. Repeat using the following trick: view the chopped off shape as the full square plus a 1m × 1m square of negative mass - 1kg in the fourth quadrant. (iii) A disk of radius R centered at the origin has a circular hole of radius
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Problem Set 5 - Problem Set V- Assign October 2, 2006 Due...

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