Centre of Mass – Question 1

Tractors are often used on sloping fields, so stability is important in their design.

On the diagram, the centre of the X marks the centre of mass of the tractor.


(a) What is meant by the term centre of mass?

2 lines(1 mark)

(b) Explain how the design of the tractor could be changed in order to increase the tractor’s stability.

4 lines(2 marks)

(c) Explain why the tractor does not topple over. You may add to the diagram to help your explanation.

6 lines(6 marks)

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From Q7 P3 AQA Specimen Paper (Higher)

Centre of Mass – Question 1 was last modified: October 5th, 2015 by Olly Wedgwood

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