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Yes. Any irregularly shaped object's center of mass can be located outside of its physical shape. Think of an asteroid shaped like a boomerang - the center of mass would be somewhere in the space between the 'arms'.

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Can a body have center of mass outside the body?

Yes, a body can have its center of mass outside its body. For example, a ring.


A ring have centre of mass lie outside of body?

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What do you call the center of the mass of the body?

Center of mass is defined as the point about which the sum of mass moment vectors of all the points of the body is equal to zero.


Is the center of mass always in the center?

For a symmetric body in all directions the center of mass is always located at its geometric center.


Is it necessary to have matter at the center of mass?

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Is center of mass and center of gravity same?

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Difference between geometric center and center of mass?

Center of Mass is dependent on the distribution of the weight throughout the body; Whereas Geometric center is independent of the mass of the body and is the central point of the system based on its geometry (shape and size).


How do you locate a center of mass?

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