Center of Mass

8.01 Physics I, Fall 2003
Prof. Stanley Kowalski
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Definition, with examples; methods for finding center of mass of groups of particles and of solid bodies; mass distribution in terms of local density.
Center of mass of an area of constant thickness, with examples; motion of the center of mass; internal and external forces, with examples; energy of a system of particles; variable mass motion, with rocket example.
Definition of center of mass, with examples; methods for finding center of mass of groups of particles and of solid bodies; mass distribution in terms of local density
Collisions
Twodimension elastic collisions, with example; ballistic pendulum; definition and properties of collisions; collisions and kinetic energy in center of mass frame of reference.

8.01 Physics I, Fall 2003
Prof. Stanley Kowalski
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Power and Momentum
Power defined, with equation (P = F*v); impulse defined; center of mass defined; velocity and momentum of center of mass.

8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005
Dr. George Stephans
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Linear Momentum Review
Momentum and change of momentum defined, with equations; strategies for solving momentum and impulse problems; collisions and conservation of momentum; center of mass.

8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004
Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow
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Skewed Collision
4part problem; two balls collide at angle; finding momentum, speed before and after, and velocity of center of mass. Solutions are included after problems.

8.01 Physics I, Fall 2003
Prof. Stanley Kowalski
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 Complete exam problem 1