Centre Of Mass Calculator | iCalculator

The Centre of Mass Calculator will calculate:

  1. Centre of mass of a system composed by two distant objects in one dimension
  2. Centre of mass of a system composed by three non-collinear distant objects in three dimensions.

Centre of Mass Calculator
Centre of Mass Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The centre of mass of a system composed by two distant objects in one dimension is m
The centre of mass of a system composed by three distant non-collinear objects in three dimensions is m
The centre of mass of a system composed by two distant objects in one dimension calculations
xC = x1 × m1 + x2 × m2/m1 + m2
xC = × + × / +
xC = /
xC =
The centre of mass of a system composed by three distant non-collinear objects in three dimensions calculations
rC = (x1 × m1 + x2 × m2 + x3 × m3)2+ (y1 × m1 + y2 × m2 + y3 × m3 )2+ (z1 × m1 + z2 × m2 + z3 × m3)2/m1 + m2 + m3

rC = ( × + × + × )2+ ( × + × + × )2+ ( × + × + × )2/ + +

rC = ()2+ ()2+ ()2/

rC = /

rC = /

rC = /

rC =
Centre of Mass Calculator Input Values
mass of the first object (m1) kg
mass of the second object (m2) kg
mass of the third object (m3) kg
x-position of the first object (x1) m
x-position of the second object (x2) m
x-position of the third object (x3) m
y-position of the first object (y1) m
y-position of the second object (y2) m
y-position of the third object (y3) m
z-position of the first object (z1) m
z-position of the second object (z2) m
z-position of the third object (z3) m

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  1. When calculating the centre of mass of a system composed by two distant objects in one dimension: If no coordinates are available and you only know the linear distance between the centres of mass of the two objects, use 0 as the value for x1 and the value of the given distance for x2. The result provides the distance of system's centre of mass from the first object.
  2. When calculating the centre of mass of a system composed by three distant non-collinear objects in three dimensions: If there are only two objects available, please leave the box of the third mass (m3) empty. Also, if there are only two dimensions available, please leave the values of the third coordinate empty (z1, z2 and z3).

The centre of mass of a system composed by two distant objects in one dimension Formula and Calculation

xC = x1 × m1 + x2 × m2/m1 + m2

The centre of mass of a system composed by three distant non-collinear objects in three dimensions Formula and Calculation

rC = (x1 × m1 + x2∙m2 + x3∙m3 )2+ (y1 × m1 + y2 × m2 + y3 × m3 )2+ (z1 × m1 + z2∙m2 + z3 × m3 )2/m1 + m2 + m3

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