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Homework Help: Physics - Center of Mass

Posted by Joe on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 7:43pm.

The density of a 5.0-m long rod can be described by the linear density function λ(x) = 145 g/m + 14.2x g/m2. One end of the rod is positioned at x = 0 and the other at x = 5 m.
a) Determine the total mass of the rod.
b) Determine the center-of-mass coordinate.

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