# centre of mass

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### point representing the mean position of the matter in a body

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This effect, called strong gravitational lensing, can be used to make a map of the dark matter associated with the cluster, enabling astronomers to work out the exact position of the centre of mass and then measure the offset of the BCG from this centre.
The velocity of the particle is not the real velocity of gyrating particle, but centre of mass point around which the particle revolves.
In the extended particle structure, the centre of mass and the centre of charge positions are considered as separate.
In order to demonstrate how the locus of the position of the centre of mass of a two-axled, rigid vehicle varies whilst undergoing a gradient transition, we shall provide a series of examples beginning with a simple, albeit unrealistic, right angle step climbing exercise.
The centre of mass, for purposes of simplification shall be considered to be at some length along this bar, [L.
Nevertheless, the situation is still different from the Euclidean case, where the centre of mass is unique.
2], so it could act like a centre of mass for the bodies rotating on [C.
Regarding the position of the centre of mass with respect the fixing point of the basket on the shaft three situations are in the case of the console centrifugal basket and also if the centrifugal basket is assembled between the bearings: the fixing point of the basket (O) stands between the centre of mass (C) and the bearing (figure 5.
1 The fixing point of the basket is between the centre of mass and the bearing
By replacing it in the relation (1) the coordinates of the pedestrian's body centre of mass can be found out.
The simulations enabled us to obtain the body's angles of rotation at the end of the impact, the maximum velocities of the thorax centre of mass and the maximum velocities of the pedestrian's head centre of mass.
Based on the force measurements, the Belgian team was able to reconstruct the movement of each animal's centre of mass and found that the elephant's movements are extremely economical.
Combining these approaches, the elephant's centre of mass bounces less than other animals', reducing the giant's cost of transport.
The centre of mass is on the rotation axis at the distance 3R/8 from the center of sphere.
Keeping account that in technical literature is easily to find the positions of the centre of mass for more bodies, the methods proposed here are accessible because they replace the calculus with integrals, which can be some time laborious.
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