ch09-p016 - 16. We denote the mass of Ricardo as MR and...

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16. We denote the mass of Ricardo as M R and that of Carmelita as M C . Let the center of mass of the two-person system (assumed to be closer to Ricardo) be a distance x from the middle of the canoe of length L and mass m . Then M R ( L /2 – x ) = mx + M C ( L /2 + x ). Now, after they switch positions, the center of the canoe has moved a distance 2
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2011 for the course PHY 2049 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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