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Calculate Center of mass of curve

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Hessam Fathipour
Hessam Fathipour on 16 Jun 2019
Edited: John D'Errico on 16 Jun 2019
I've a some x and y datas for draw a curve. How can I calculate Center of mass for this curve?


KALYAN ACHARJYA on 16 Jun 2019
COM of curve, can you show us what type of curve you are talking?
John D'Errico
John D'Errico on 16 Jun 2019
Define what you mean by the center of mass of a curve. A curve has no mass. Is this a closed curve, that defines a closed region in the plane? As such, you can compute the COM of a planar region.
Do you mean something else? Even at that, a set of points do not comprise a curve, unless you define some interpolation method on those points. So you need to explain CLEARLY what you are trying to do.

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