Physics Tutorial 6.1 - Centre of Mass. Types of Equilibrium

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There are 6 lessons in this physics tutorial covering Centre of Mass. Types of Equilibrium. The tutorial starts with an introduction to Centre of Mass. Types of Equilibrium and is then followed with a list of the separate lessons, the tutorial is designed to be read in order but you can skip to a specific lesson or return to recover a specific physics lesson as required to build your physics knowledge of Centre of Mass. Types of Equilibrium. you can access all the lessons from this tutorial below.

In this Physics tutorial, you will learn:

  • The meaning of centre of mass (gravity)
  • How to determine centre of mass in regular and irregular objects
  • Why centre of mass is important in science?
  • What is equilibrium and which are the factors affecting it?
  • How many types of equilibrium are there? Which are they?

Introduction

Can you make an egg stay at rest when you place it endwise on a table (as Christopher Columbus once challenged the participants in a dinner when they tried to depreciate his achievement of discovering America)? Why?

What happens when you hang a stick on a string? Does the stick stay horizontally? Why?

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6.1Centre of Mass. Types of Equilibrium
Lesson IDPhysics Lesson TitleLessonVideo
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6.1.1What is Centre of Mass?
6.1.2How to Determine the Centre of Mass in Objects?
6.1.3Types of Equilibrium
6.1.4When Does an Object Start Falling Sideways?
6.1.5More Stable and Less Stable within Neutral
6.1.6The Importance of Centre of Mass in Physics

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