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Center of mass

LC control 85021847
LC classificationQA839
Topical headingCenter of mass
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Center of gravity
Gravity, Center of
See alsoMass (Physics)
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Barycentric coordinates
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Found inMerriam-Webster dictionary online, viewed January 30, 2017 (Barycenter: center of mass)
Am. Heritage dictionary, 2006: Center of mass (The point in a system of bodies or an extended body at which the mass of the system may be considered to be concentrated and at which external forces may be considered to be applied. Also called barycenter, centroid) Centroid (1. see center of mass; 2. The point in a system of masses each of whose coordinates is a weighted mean of coordinates of the same dimension of points within the system, the weights being determined by the density function of the system)