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Centroids Constructed Graphically

by Tom M. Apostol (California Institute of Technology) and Mamikon A. Mnatsakanian (California Institute of Technology)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
June, 2004

Subject classification(s): Geometry and Topology | Solid Geometry
Applicable Course(s): 3.3 Mainstream Calculus III, IV | 4.9 Geometry

The authors "describe two different methods for locating the centroid of a finite number of given points ... without using coordinates or numerical calculations". Some examples are included.

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Multivariable Calculus | Double Integrals, Applications
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