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Center of Mass and Magnetic Materials

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1. how would you find the centre of mass of an irregularly shaped object which has an irregular mass distribution? Is it possible for the center of mass to be outside the object? Give an example.
2. describe the origins of magnetism at the atomic level and explain how it is possible for this atomic property to be detected on the every day scale of things.

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We answer two word problems, one involving center of mass and the other involving magnetism.

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1. The center of mass of any small object can be found by hanging it by a string from three points on its surface and determining where these points ...

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