center of gravity

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Synonyms for center of gravity

the point within something at which gravity can be considered to act

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Many solid-modeling CAD software programs can accurately specify the location of a mold's center of gravity with just a couple of mouse clicks.
As such, identifying a single unit, force, person, or ideology as the center of gravity is potentially dangerous and misleading.
Sadly though, this idea of the army being the center of gravity has also been bolstered by the United States, which as explained earlier, has preferred to do business with the army directly bypassing the civilians even when they are in power.
Parameter Way, W (cm/s) describes the path of moving center of gravity, but because the examination time given a constant number, Way is characterized as the speed of center of gravity.
The low center of gravity increases stability and enhances the handling performance of here-to-for difficult loads," said James Walsh, president of Fleet Sales West.
With a low center of gravity, it has an instep 3-4mm higher than a normal skate to fit a foot with a higher arch comfortably.
One way to demonstrate how to locate center of gravity is using a stopwatch.
Draw a diagram of your structure, and place an "X" where you think the center of gravity is located.
No, because the wall prevents you from bringing your center of gravity forward far enough to offset the change in position.
Finally, if pivoting when carrying an object, maintain a good center of gravity and turn both feet at the same time.
Comparison of the Centroid, Center of Gravity, Newton, Bruce, Huber, and Smalian formulae for predicting log volumes of three species in Turkey showed the Newton, Center of Gravity, and Centroid methods were clearly superior to the other formulae.
Then we make weight-and-balance calculations for and fly in trainer airplanes in con- figurations where center of gravity (CG) distribution is rarely a factor.
By tilting forward from your feet--never from your waist--you place your center of gravity ahead of your footstrike.
Weight is centralized in the undercarriage to provide increased stability and to lower the center of gravity
This theory, developed in the 1950s, asserts that a person minimizes energy by using six ambulatory tactics to keep his or her center of gravity as level as possible.
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