What would be the COM of the body if it is on space and on moon ?                                                                                                                                    (PRAGATI GUPTA)

Asked by vstvisharad51 | 8th Nov, 2014, 05:16: PM

Expert Answer:

The centre of mass of a body is the distribution of mass of individual particles of that object in space. 
It is given as
begin mathsize 14px style straight R equals 1 over straight M stack sum straight m subscript straight i straight r subscript straight i with straight i equals 1 below and straight n on top end style
Now, when the object is taken in outer space or on Moon, its particle distribution does not change.
So, its centre of mass will be the same as that on Earth.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 10th Nov, 2014, 12:12: PM