Center of Mass of a Perforated Square Plate

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This Demonstration interactively computes and plots the centroid (center of mass) of a square plate perforated with a circular or regular polygonal hole.

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When the hole is a regular polygon and rotated around its center, the centroid of the plate moves and the locus of the center of mass is displayed.

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Contributed by: Erik Mahieu (November 2015)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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