Center of Mass of Liquid
Name: Irene W.
How can you find the center of mass of a cup or
container of liquid?
You find the center of mass of a container of liquid the same way you find
the center of mass of a solid. The difference is that as the "shape" of
the liquid changes, so does the center of mass. A liquid that is held in
the same shape throughout an activity will have the same center of mass as
a solid of the same shape.
Dr. Ken Mellendorf
Illinois Central College
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Update: June 2012