Position of centroid and center of mass in non uniform density material

Q.  If a material has no uniform density throughout the body, then the position of centroid and center of mass are ________
- Published on 18 Sep 15

a. identical
b. not identical
c. independent upon the density
d. unpredictable

ANSWER: not identical


  • fg   -Posted on 06 Apr 18
  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 14 Dec 15
    - Masses in non-uniform body are randomly distributed. Hence, in these objects it is observed that the centre of gravity shifts from the centroid point. But for the body having uniform density, centre of gravity lies on the geometrical centre.

    - Centroid is defined as the geometrical centre of a body. The position of center of mass and centroid are identical if the density of material is uniform throughout the body.

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