center of mass
Date: 1862 the point in a body or system of bodies at which the whole mass may be considered as concentrated

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  • center of mass — n. the point in a body or system of bodies at which the entire mass may be assumed to be concentrated …   English World dictionary

  • Center of mass — In physics, the center of mass of a system of particles is a specific point at which, for many purposes, the system s mass behaves as if it were concentrated. The center of mass is a function only of the positions and masses of the particles that …   Wikipedia

  • center of mass — masės centras statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. center of mass vok. Massenmittelpunkt, m rus. центр массы, m pranc. centre de masse, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • center of mass — noun point representing the mean position of the matter in a body • Syn: ↑centre of mass • Hypernyms: ↑center, ↑centre, ↑midpoint • Hyponyms: ↑center of buoyancy, ↑centre of buoyancy …   Useful english dictionary

  • center of mass — cen′ter of mass′ n. mec the point that moves as if the entire mass of a body or system of bodies were concentrated and all the external forces were applied at the point • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • center of mass — Mech. the point at which the entire mass of a body may be considered concentrated for some purposes; formally, the point such that the first moment of a physical or geometric object about every line through the point is zero. Cf. moment (def. 8) …   Universalium

  • center of mass — point of a body at which the entire mass may be considered as concentrated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Center of mass coordinates — In kinematics, both classical or relativistic, the center of mass coordinate system is a coordinate system in which the center of mass of the system remains still (it has no velocity). It is especially useful for the kinematic study of an… …   Wikipedia

  • center-of-mass system — I. noun : a system of polar coordinates used in describing processes involving moving swarms of particles (as cosmic ray bursts) with the moving common center of mass as origin and the path of that center as polar axis II. noun : a frame of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • center-of-mass frame — masių centro sistema statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. center of mass frame; center of mass system vok. Massenmittelpunktsystem, n; Schwerpunktsystem, n rus. система центра масс, f pranc. système du centre de masse, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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