centre of mass


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centre of mass

n
(General Physics) the point at which the mass of a system could be concentrated without affecting the behaviour of the system under the action of external linear forces
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Noun1.centre of mass - point representing the mean position of the matter in a body
midpoint, centre, center - a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
center of buoyancy, center of immersion, centre of buoyancy, centre of immersion - (physics) the center of mass of the immersed part of ship or other floating object
barycenter - (astronomy) the common center of mass around which two or more bodies revolve
centroid - the center of mass of an object of uniform density
Translations
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baricentro
masscentrum
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Surprisingly, their results showed that the top-heavy bugs hovered stably while those with a lower centre of mass could not maintain their balance.
Keeping account that in technical literature is easily to find the positions of the centre of mass for more bodies, the methods proposed here are accessible because they replace the calculus with integrals, which can be some time laborious.

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