A ruler is exactly L inches long. It has a linear mass density of λ grams per inch.
Q: What is the mass of one inch of the ruler? Q: What is the total mass of this ruler?
Now, let's consider one little piece of this ruler: I'll mark it with a dark blue color.
Q: What is the mass of this little piece? Q: What is the contribution of this little piece to the equation for center of mass? Q: What is the location of the center of mass of the ruler in the horizontal direction?The answers
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