Are all these constituent centers of gravity referencing the same point in 3D space? If so, let be the vector from the common reference point to mass . Then the vector from point to the overall center of gravity is given by
Hi there, i have a problem that needs solving. Put simply it goes like this:
I have lots of objects all referenced from there own centres of gravity to a point in 3D space and i need to know the common centre of gravity of all these objects combined.
I dont know if i am just not seeing the easy solution to this or whether it is genuinely a complicated problem...
Any ideas on an explanation or a formula, that Excel could handle to do this, would be awesome.
All the points have an X,Y,Z position on Right hand coordinate system.
Yeh that makes sense, i take it you dont have to take the mass as a vector too, as that would surely give errors (well, zeros) as it only acts in one direction? you just leave it as kg.. yeh i think i get it :P ill crack on with it tomorrow, thanks very much.