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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The Hubble data indicate that they are "wobbling" around the centre of mass of each cluster long after the galaxy cluster has returned to a relaxed state following a merger.
The circular motion is observed from the rest frame positioned at the centre of rotation which is the centre of mass point.
However, in the case where the road gradient changes substantially within the wheelbase length of the vehicle, it is clear that the work done against gravity must still be proportional to the rate of height gained by the centre of mass.
To summarize, the initial test which simulated a set of location parameters show a well beginning, when the battery pack and the supporting system with springs and shock absorbers installed near by the centre of mass.
Abstract: We provide a class of orbits in the curved N-body problem for which no point that could play the role of the centre of mass is fixed or moves uniformly along a geodesic.
Unlike traditional dumbells, the kettlebell''s centre of mass is extended beyond the hand.
Surprisingly, their results showed that the top-heavy bugs hovered stably while those with a lower centre of mass could not maintain their balance.
y] represent the mass moments of inertia with respect to the Ox, Oz axes and respectively Oy; [omega]--the angular speed of the bending plane (the plane where the basket supports bends via vibrations); [phi]--the inclination of the shaft in the centre of mass section of the basket.
The pedestrian centre of mass is considered to be at 0,57 from his height.
When describing the scattering off a nucleus of mass number A in the laboratory system, one often includes the kinematical transformation from the centre of mass system by defining the bound scattering length b = [[A + 1]/A]a.
But it seems that the animal's centre of mass bounces at high speed, which may meet the biomechanical definition of running.

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