Center of Gravity of a Solid

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“In a body free to move, the center of gravity will lie in a vertical plumb-line drawn through the point of support. Therefore, to find the position of the center of gravity of an irregular solid, as the crank, Fig 8, suspended it at some point, as B, so that it will move freely. Drop a plumb line from the point of suspension and mark its direction. Suspend the body at another point, as A, and repeat the process. The intersection C of the two lines will be directly over the center of gravity.” —Hallock 1905


V. I. Hallock I.C.S. Refrence Library (Scranton: International Textbook Company, 1905) 7:16


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