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Center of Mass, Part 2

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Motion of a System of Particles 0:53
    • Position Vector of Center of Mass
    • Total Momentum
    • Net Force Acting on a Particle
  • Exploding a Projectile 19:12
    • Shooting a Projectile in x-z Plane
    • Projectile Explodes into 2 pieces of Equal Mass
  • Rocket Propulsion 35:09
    • Rocket with Mass m and Velocity v
  • Rocket in Space 53:39
    • Rocket in Space with Speed=3000m/s
    • Engine is Turned On
    • Final Mass=1/2 Initial Mass
    • Speed after Fuel is Burned
  • Extra Example 1: Ball Inelastic Hits Other Ball
  • Extra Example 2: Rocket Launch Thrust