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Center of Gravity, Center of Mass, Centroids

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Engineering Mechanics 1

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Objectives: In this chapter, definitions of the center of gravity and the center of mass are given. It is shown how to determine the centroids of bodies, areas and lines. Various examples demonstrate how to apply the definitions to practical problems.

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Gross, D., Hauger, W., Schröder, J., Wall, W.A., Rajapakse, N. (2013). Center of Gravity, Center of Mass, Centroids. In: Engineering Mechanics 1. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30319-7_5

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