Definition of Center of mass

1. Noun. Point representing the mean position of the matter in a body.

Definition of Center of mass

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of centre of mass) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Center Of Mass

center field
center fielder
center fielders
center forward
center line
center mark
center marks
center of attention
center of buoyancy
center of curvature
center of flotation
center of gravity
center of immersion
center of inertia
center of lift
center of mass (current term)
center on
center punch
center punches
center spot
center spread
center stage

Literary usage of Center of mass

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"Center of Mass : To complete the subject of translational motion for an extended body the customary reference is made to the center of mass. ROTATION. ..."

2. Matter and Motion by James Clerk Maxwell (1878)
"Hence, by " Center of Mass of a System," the change of momentum of the imaginary mass equal to that of the whole system concentrated at the center of mass ..."

3. A College Text-book of Physics by Arthur Lalanne Kimball (1917)
"The point through which the final resultant passes is the center of gravity of the body. 60. Center of Mass and of ..."

4. An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics by Forest Ray Moulton (1914)
"Prove that the theorem regarding the motion of the center of mass holds the force varies as any power of the distance. Derive the equations immediately ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1922)
"The increments and decrements of length were 5.5 and 11 cm., of weight 2 and 4 gr., and of center of mass 6 and 12 mm. In any series in which a given pair ..."

6. Electricity and Magnetism for Engineers by Harold Pender (1918)
"Center of Mass.—A. body of mass M which has any size or shape may be considered as made up of a number of small particles of masses mi, m2, ms, etc., ..."

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