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Topic: distribution of relative mass of solid under rotation
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Seth Myers

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distribution of relative mass of solid under rotation
Posted: Feb 28, 2009 6:35 PM
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Hi,

1. pick a solid of any shape/size
2. pick a point on the solid
3. determine distance from the point to every location on solid
4. plot distance using relative frequency histogram
5. repeat 2 to 4, until all points are used

It seems that this will be normally distributed, as it makes sense that there will be more points near than far. Any justification for this? Want to use a gaussian kernel to collect data, and if this distribution is the same regardless of size/shape, then it will be a powerful justification.

thanks,
seth



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