MOTIONOFACENTEROFMASS

# MOTIONOFACENTEROFMASS - MOTION OF A CENTER OF MASS Consider...

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MOTION OF A CENTER OF MASS Consider a system of particles where the position of the CM is given by: Taking the derivative wrt time gives: 11 ii cm i cm i i i th i cm i i i sys mr dr d dt dt M dr v m m v M dt M v velocity of i particle Mv m v p P sys cm P Mv Total Linear Momentum of a System 1. The total linear momentum of the system is equal to the total mass of the system times the velocity of the center of mass of the system. 2. The total linear momentum of the system is equal to that of a single particle of mass M located at the center of mass and moving with a velocity equal to that of the center of mass. cm r M

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