PURPOSE: To demonstrate the process of locating the center of mass.
DESCRIPTION: The triangle can be suspended from any corner by a nail at the top of the support; the lines drawn on the triangle are then seen to be vertical by comparison with a plumb line. The center of mass is at the point where the three lines intersect.
SUGGESTIONS: Do not drop the triangle.
REFERENCES: (PIRA 1J.10) See also demonstration B1-01: CENTER OF MASS - DISC SECTION.
EQUIPMENT: Center of mass triangle and plumb line with support.
SETUP TIME: None.
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