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This video demonstration illustrates the parabolic motion of the center of mass of a moving object. Non-symmetric objects are tossed, first is full light and then black light. Black lights are used to show the motion of the center of mass marked with florescent paint. A distinction between the center of an object and the center of mass is also made. The video includes a short explanation of the demonstration.

This video is part of a video demonstration collection created by the Physics Department at MIT.
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Center of Mass
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Demonstration
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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Keywords:
MIT physics videos, center of gravity, physics demonstration, physics videos
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Metadata instance created July 11, 2012 by Gnana Subramaniam
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Technical Services Group @ MIT Physics, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2009), WWW Document, (http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/physicsdemos/videos/3052-center-of-mass-trajectory).
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Technical Services Group @ MIT Physics, MIT TechTV: Center of Mass Trajectory (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2009), <http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/physicsdemos/videos/3052-center-of-mass-trajectory>.
APA Format
Technical Services Group @ MIT Physics. (2009, June 3). MIT TechTV: Center of Mass Trajectory. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology: http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/physicsdemos/videos/3052-center-of-mass-trajectory
Chicago Format
Technical Services Group @ MIT Physics. MIT TechTV: Center of Mass Trajectory. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 3, 2009. http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/physicsdemos/videos/3052-center-of-mass-trajectory (accessed 16 September 2014).
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Technical Services Group @ MIT Physics. MIT TechTV: Center of Mass Trajectory. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009. 3 June 2009. 16 Sep. 2014 <http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/physicsdemos/videos/3052-center-of-mass-trajectory>.
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