Guldinus's properties
Centrobaric Cen`tro*bar"ic, a. [Gr. (?) ? a treatise of Archimedes on finding the center of gravity, fr. ? gravitating toward the center; ? center + ? weight.] Relating to the center of gravity, or to the process of finding it. [1913 Webster]

{Centrobaric method} (Math.), a process invented for the purpose of measuring the area or the volume generated by the rotation of a line or surface about a fixed axis, depending upon the principle that every figure formed by the revolution of a line or surface about such an axis has for measure the product of the line or surface by the length of the path of its center of gravity; -- sometimes called {theorem of Pappus}, also, incorrectly, {Guldinus's properties}. See {Barycentric calculus}, under {Calculus}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Centrobaric — Cen tro*bar ic, a. [Gr. (?) ? a treatise of Archimedes on finding the center of gravity, fr. ? gravitating toward the center; ? center + ? weight.] Relating to the center of gravity, or to the process of finding it. [1913 Webster] {Centrobaric… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centrobaric method — Centrobaric Cen tro*bar ic, a. [Gr. (?) ? a treatise of Archimedes on finding the center of gravity, fr. ? gravitating toward the center; ? center + ? weight.] Relating to the center of gravity, or to the process of finding it. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • theorem of Pappus — Centrobaric Cen tro*bar ic, a. [Gr. (?) ? a treatise of Archimedes on finding the center of gravity, fr. ? gravitating toward the center; ? center + ? weight.] Relating to the center of gravity, or to the process of finding it. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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