#3 | Shifting of Center of Mass

(Physics) > Systems of Particles and Rotational Motion

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(1) r (2) $\frac{r}{2}$

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At t = 0, the position of blocks are shown, then the coordinates of centre of mass at t = 3s will be

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Consider a system of two particles having masses ${\mathrm{m}}_{1}\mathrm{and}{\mathrm{m}}_{2}$. If the particle of mass ${\mathrm{m}}_{1}$ is pushed towards the center of mass of particles through a distance, by what distance would be the particle of the mass ${\mathrm{m}}_{2}$ move so as to keep the center of mass of particles at the original position?

1. $\frac{{\mathrm{m}}_{1}}{{\mathrm{m}}_{1}+{\mathrm{m}}_{2}}\mathrm{d}$

2. $\frac{{\mathrm{m}}_{1}}{{\mathrm{m}}_{2}}\mathrm{d}$

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Consider a system of two identical particles. One of the particles is at rest and the other has an acceleration a. The centre of mass has an acceleration

1. zero

2. 1/2 a

3. a

4. 2 a

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