Center of Mass

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Relativity

center of mass 3Center of mass or center of gravity is a specific point in a system in reference to a mass. The center of mass of a rigid object is a fixed point in relationship to the mass.

 

Center of Mass for Two Masses calculator

A system at a specific time, on the same axis, having two masses.

   

Center of Mass for two masses formula

\(\large{ x_{cm} = \frac {m_1\; x_1 \;+\; m_2 \; x_2 } {m_1 \;+\; m_2} }\)   

Where:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{ x_{cm} }\) = center of mass \(\large{ ft }\) \(\large{m}\)
\(\large{ m_1 }\) = mass 1 \(\large{ lbm }\) \(\large{ kg }\)
\(\large{ m_2 }\) = mass 2 \(\large{ lbm }\) \(\large{ kg }\)
\(\large{ x_1 }\) = position 1 \(\large{ ft }\) \(\large{m}\)
\(\large{ x_2 }\) = position 2 \(\large{ ft }\) \(\large{m}\)

Center of Mass Multiple Masses formula

A system at a specific time, on the same axis, having multiple masses.

\(\large{ x_{cm} = \frac {m_1 \; x_1 \;+\; m_2 \; x_2 \;+\; \cdots } { m_1 \;+\; m_2 \;+\; \cdots } }\)   

Where:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{ x_{cm} }\) = center of mass \(\large{ ft }\) \(\large{m}\)
\(\large{ m_1 }\) = mass 1 \(\large{ lbm }\) \(\large{ kg }\)
\(\large{ m_2 }\) = mass 2 \(\large{ lbm }\) \(\large{ kg }\)
\(\large{ x_1 }\) = position 1 \(\large{ ft }\) \(\large{m}\)
\(\large{ x_2 }\) = position 2 \(\large{ ft }\) \(\large{m}\)



 

 

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