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MIT TechTV: Center of Mass Trajectory

MIT TechTV: Center of Mass Trajectory

This video demonstration illustrates the parabolic motion of the center of mass of a moving object. Non-symmetric objects are tossed, first is full light and then black light. Black lights are used to show the motion of the center of mass marked with florescent paint. A distinction between the center of an object and the center of mass is also made. The video includes a short explanation of the demonstration. This video is part of a video demonstration collection created by the Physics Department at MIT.

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