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### Single Variable Calculus: Early Tr...

8th Edition
James Stewart
ISBN: 9781305270336

Chapter
Section

### Single Variable Calculus: Early Tr...

8th Edition
James Stewart
ISBN: 9781305270336
Textbook Problem

# (a) What is the physical significance of the center of mass of a thin plate? (b) If the plate lies between y = f(x) and y = 0, where a ≤ x ≤ b, write expressions for the coordinates of the center of mass.

(a)

To determine

To Define: The physical significance of the center of mass of a thin plate.

Explanation

The center of mass is the point where the internal and external force of the system acting on it.

Consider the thin plate...

(b)

To determine

To write: The expressions for the coordinates of the center of mass.

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