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Old Aug 30th 2016, 08:51 PM   #1
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My question is in context of nuclear physics. Where does the center of mass of a bear nucleus lie?
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Old Aug 31st 2016, 12:15 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by jainshivani89 View Post
My question is in context of nuclear physics. Where does the center of mass of a bear nucleus lie?
I'm assuming that "bear" is supposed to be "bare."

The CM of a nucleus is at the geometric center of the nucleus, so long as there are no external fields involved, such as an electric field which would elongate the nucleus in the direction of the applied field, even if the nucleus is not considered stationary.

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