ch09-p004 - 4. We will refer to the arrangement as a table....

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4. We will refer to the arrangement as a “table.” We locate the coordinate origin at the left end of the tabletop (as shown in Fig. 9-37). With + x rightward and + y upward, then the center of mass of the right leg is at ( x,y ) = (+ L , – L /2), the center of mass of the left leg is at ( x,y ) = (0, – L /2), and the center of mass of the tabletop is at ( x,y ) = ( L /2, 0). (a) The x coordinate of the (whole table) center of mass is
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