Definition of Centre of mass

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

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Centre Of Mass

centre bit
centre circle
centre forward
centre half
centre halves
centre median de Luys
centre of attention
centre of buoyancy
centre of curvature
centre of effort
centre of flotation
centre of gravity
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centre of inertia
centre of lift
centre of ossification
centre of ridge
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centre third

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 ..."

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