Physics Physics Measurements Scalar and Vector Operations 72711
Question about Center of Mass
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For the system of particles described above, find the x coordinate xcm of the center of mass . Assume that the particle of mass M is at the origin and the positive x axis is directed to the right.
Express your answer in terms of L.

Solution starts with defining the center of mass in terms of position vectors ri of mass mi, and mass mi.

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I see where my mistake is .It is the recursion equation
But I am confused when comparing the two different questions at 1.12
Can you offer an explanation or go over how we arrive at the recursion equation as I am questioning that part of my understanding between the two questions
The only thing I can think of is that 1.12 of the older question might have an error in the inclusion of +r
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