102centerofmass twoparticles m1 m2 cm x1 x2

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Unformatted text preview: tions. For two particles where The total momentum P at some instant equals the total momentum P’ at some other instant. 10.2 CENTER OF MASS Two particles m1 m2 CM x1 x2 Three particles r1 m1 m2 r2 r3 m3 ∑ ∑ Multiple particles ∑ ∑ or ∑ ∑ ∑ ∑ Continuous Distribution of Masses Centroid of a triangle Similarly Center of mass of a pyramid For a system of particles, the total gravitational potential energy is 10.3 THE MOTION OF THE CENTER OF MASS 10.4 ENERGY OF A SYSTEM OF PARTICLES...
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