I feel like this question has been asked in so many ways, but I am still unable to explain my personal experience based on previous answers. From other discussions:
- You can always replace an off-center force by the same force centered plus a torque r×F.
- Trajectory and acceleration of the COM are the same you would get with the same force centered.
But when I apply a perpendicular (no component going through COM), off-center force to an object that I am holding in one hand by its pivoted COM, I feel no force/ acceleration at the pivot. If I push through the pivot point, I feel the force/ acceleration immediately.
Per the above, shouldn’t the 2 scenarios impact the pivot point/ COM in the same way. Does having a pivot point change the situation? Hard to understand since I am not feeling any reaction at the pivot point that might cause things to change.