Purpose:Demonstrate finding center of mass for an irregularly-shapped object
Description:When the crescent shaped object is suspended from one of the holes along its perimeter, the center of mass will be directly below the suspension point, as defined by the plumb bob. When the object is suspended from the hole at its center of mass, it remains stable in any angular position.
Questions: How do you find the position of the center of mass of this object? (A: From the intersection of lines)
Why does the object remain stable when it is suspended at its center of mass?
See also demonstration B1-09: CENTER OF MASS - TRIANGLE. These two demonstrations use the same stand and are often taught together.
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