### Definition of Centre of mass

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

**Center Of Mass**

Generic synonyms:

**Center**,

**Centre**,

**Midpoint**

Specialized synonyms:

**Center Of Buoyancy**,

**Center Of Immersion**,

**Centre Of Buoyancy**,

**Centre Of Immersion**,

**Barycenter**,

**Centroid**

### Definition of Centre of mass

**1.** Noun. (AU NZ British Canada mathematics physics) a point, near, or within a body at which the object's mass can be assumed to be concentrated; it coincides with the centroid for a body of uniform density, and with the centre of gravity in a uniform gravitational field ¹

¹ *Source: wiktionary.com*

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### Literary usage of Centre of mass

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**1.** *Matter and Motion* by James Clerk Maxwell (1876)

"If K is the **centre of mass** of the system, ^~ic is the change of velocity during
the interval, and aK (A+15 + 0) is the momentum generated in the mass ..."**2.** *An Elementary Course of Infinitesimal Calculus* by Horace Lamb (1897)

"Centre of Mass. The ' centre of inertia,' or '**centre of mass**,' of any system of
particles is a geometrical point whose position may be defined in various ..."**3.** *The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General* by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)

"... the system in any direction is equal to the momentum iu that direction of the
whole mass collected at the **centre of mass**. The problem of finding the ..."**4.** *A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral* by Bartholomew Price (1868)

"These assumptions are only approximately true; arid consequently the point is
more truly conceived of as the **centre of mass** than as the centre of gravity. ..."**5.** *Dynamics of Rotation: An Elementary Introduction to Rigid Dynamics* by Arthur Mason Worthington (1892)

"53), the **centre of mass** will, nevertheless, move with uniform acceleration in a
straight line, so that if the body turns it must be about an axis through ..."