Center of Oscillation

[Mechanical] That point in the axis of a vibrating body in which, if the whole matter were concentrated, the body would continue to vibrate in the same time. It lies in the same axis as the center of gravity, but is necessarily situated farther from the point of suspension. (Horner, J. G. ; Dictionary of Terms Used in Mechanical Engineering; The Technical Press, Ltd., London, England, 1960)

See Also

Center of Gravity
Center of Moments
Neutral Center

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