Looking for the equation to determine the Y coordinate of centroid of a solid of revolution about the x-axis. Thanks

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- March 27th 2013, 01:17 PMtogoJust looking for centroid equation
Looking for the equation to determine the Y coordinate of centroid of a solid of revolution about the x-axis. Thanks

- March 27th 2013, 07:37 PMchiroRe: Just looking for centroid equation
Hey togo.

You should start off by stating the equation for the centroid given a solid and a density function. If you can assume the density is constant then you can pull that term out of the integral as a constant. - March 27th 2013, 11:43 PMhollywoodRe: Just looking for centroid equation
Have I missed something here? Your solid is revolved about the x-axis, so the centroid is on the x-axis, which means the y coordinate is zero, right?

- Hollywood - March 28th 2013, 10:06 AMtogoRe: Just looking for centroid equation
uh, yeah, come to think of it :) thanks