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    Vector Calculus (center of mass)

    Calculate the center of mass of the homogenous surface z = \sqrt{x^2 + y^2} between the planes z= 1 and z = 2
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    Re: Vector Calculus (center of mass)

    Are not even going to try it yourself? What are the standard formulas for center of mass?
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    Re: Vector Calculus (center of mass)

    I solved, thanks anyway.

     \overline{x} = 0 (because the cone is symmetric to the plane YZ)

     \overline{y} = 0 (because the cone is symmetric to the plane XZ)

     \overline{z} = 14/9 (Using the definition)

    --> I hadn't realized that using symmetry I could solve almost the whole problem.
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