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written by Andrew Duffy
This web page is an interactive physics problem on center of mass.  The student is asked to find the center of mass for a given set of variables, and can check their answer with the attached Java simulation.  The user can  then use the Java simulation to see how changing any of the masses changes the center of mass.  

This is part of a collection of similar simulation-based student activities.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Statics of Rigid Bodies
= Center of Gravity
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
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Learner
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application/java
text/html
Access Rights:
Free access
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© 2001 Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
center of gravity, center of mass, mass, statics
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created April 6, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
June 12, 2011 by Bruce Mason
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when Cataloged:
March 28, 2008
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AIP Format
A. Duffy, (2001), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c12_cofm_threeballs.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Applets: Center of Mass, (2001), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c12_cofm_threeballs.html>.
APA Format
Duffy, A. (2008, March 28). Boston University Physics Applets: Center of Mass. Retrieved October 2, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c12_cofm_threeballs.html
Chicago Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Center of Mass. March 28, 2008. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c12_cofm_threeballs.html (accessed 2 October 2014).
MLA Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Center of Mass. 2001. 28 Mar. 2008. 2 Oct. 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c12_cofm_threeballs.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Andrew Duffy", Title = {Boston University Physics Applets: Center of Mass}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {2 October 2014}, Month = {March 28, 2008}, Year = {2001} }
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