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chapter 9-1 - CEE/ME 241 CENTER OF GRAVITY AND...

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CEE/ME 241 Lecture Notes for Section 9.1-9.2 1 CENTER OF GRAVITY AND CENTROID (Chapter 9) Today’s Objective : Students will: a) Understand the concepts of center of gravity, center of mass, and centroid. b) Be able to determine the location of these points for a system of particles or a body. In-Class Activities : Check homework, if any Reading quiz Applications Center of gravity, etc. Determine their location Concept quiz Group problem solving Attention quiz READING QUIZ 1. The _________ is the point defining the geometric center of an object . A) center of gravity B) center of mass C) centroid D) none of the above 2. To study problems concerned with the motion of matter under the influence of forces, i.e., dynamics, it is necessary to locate a point called ________.
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