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Calculations of Centroids

by Zackary Vail


Submitted : Spring 2009

Calculating the center of mass or centroid of a shape has always been essential in science and particularly engineering. We can very easily locate this coordinate in regularly shaped figures such as circles and squares; however, by applying certain principles of calculus we may now evaluate this same coordinate for irregularly shaped objects. In the following, I have set out to find the coordinates of the centroid for several different shapes. This was achieved through the utilization of the Excel spreadsheet program. In order to achieve the aforementioned it was necessary to breakdown the relations provided into four different quantities. These four quantities,



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Advisors :
Brian Curtin, Mathematics and Statistics
Karim Nohra, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Suggested By :
Karim Nohra