In July of 1994, Comet Shoemaker-Levy struck the planet Jupiter, depositing
7 × 1022 joules of energy, and incidentally giving rise to a series
of Hollywood movies in which our own planet is threatened by an impact
by a comet or asteroid. There is evidence that such an impact caused
the extinction of the dinosaurs. Left: Jupiter’s gravitational force on the
near side of the comet was greater than on the far side, and this difference
in force tore up the comet into a string of fragments.
They use geological and distribution
data on the island’s 1,284 plant genera and more than 2,000 endemic plant taxa to
identify 19 biomes there, and they describe complex conservation challenges. The next
chapter by Benny Chan and Pei-Fen Lee explores the biogeography of the barnacles of
Taiwan, relating taxon distributions to coastal geomorphology and the complex array
of oceanic currents around the island. Global climate changes in ocean water
temperature may permit southerly, warmwater taxa to expand northward, invading
habitat presently occupied by coldwater taxa....
The rate of energy conversion or transmission (i.e.
power) is related to the physical quantities such as
force, speed, voltage, current, etc.For mechanical system, rate of energy transfer (i.e.,
power) to an object is the product of the force (F in
Newton) and the speed (S in meter/sec) of the point
where the force is applied.Q1. A person pushes an out-of-gas car with a force
of 100 Newton (about 22.5 lb of force) to maintain a
speed of 0.2 m/s. It took him 10 minutes to get to
the nearest gas station. How much energy did this
person use to do this work?...
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For thirty years or more the expressions “Correlation of the Physical Forces” and “The Conservation of Energy” have been common, yet few persons have taken the necessary pains to think out clearly what mechanical changes take place when one form of energy is transformed into another. Since Tyndall gave us his book called Heat as a Mode of Motion neither lecturers nor text-books have attempted to explain how all phenomena are the necessary outcome of the various forms of motion.
In this scene building towards the climax of the film, the director is using the technique of cross-
cutting to build up suspense, create narrative tension and to wrong foot the audience.. Will the FBI
get to the house of the serial killer in time to save the woman whom he has imprisoned in the
basement? At this point in the movie, the FBI believe that they have tracked down the address of
the serial killer while the lead character, Clarice Starling (played by Jodie Foster) is searching
Because we are so used to this type of dramatic scene...
In Section 1.5 of the textbook, Zak introduces the Lagrangian L = K − U , which is the diﬀerence between the kinetic and potential energy of the system. He then proceeds to obtain the Lagrange equations of motion in Cartesian coordinates for a point mass subject to conservative forces, namely, d dt ∂L ∂ xi ˙ − ∂L = 0 i = 1, 2, 3. ∂xi (1)
This book began its evolution in 1999 when the British Antarctic Survey,
where I worked at the time, began a new research programme on the management
of marine ecosystems. This programme concentrated upon the
krill-based ecosystem at SouthGeorgia which has been the subject of almost
continuous study since the Discovery Expeditions in the 1920s. Latterly,
international efforts to understand the dynamics of this ecosystem and the
wider Southern Ocean have been coordinated by the Commission for the
Conservation of AntarcticMarine Living Resources (CCAMLR)....
In modern usage, the term is used to describe devices capable of performing mechanical work, as in the original steam engine. In most cases the work is produced by exerting a torque or linear force, which is used to operate other machinery which can generate electricity, pump water, or compress gas. In the context of propulsion systems, an air-breathing engine is one that uses atmospheric air to oxidise the fuel carried rather than supplying an independent oxidizer
Clear the Air is a joint project of three leading air quality groups: the Clean Air Task Force, National
Environmental Trust and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. The Clean Air Task Force is a non-profit
organization dedicated to restoring clean air and healthy environments through scientific research, public
education and legal advocacy. The National Environmental Trust was established in 1994 as a non-profit,
non-partisan organization dedicated to applying modern communications and public education techniques
to environmental education and advocacy. The U.S.
Many societies recognize the reproductive health threats facing young people—especially HIV infection
and unwanted pregnancy—and see the schools as an appropriate venue for addressing such threats. They
are, however, also concerned with upholding traditions and beliefs, including the expectation that young
people abstain from sexual activity until marriage. Thus, traditional and religious leaders—who view
themselves as the repository and transmitters of community values and beliefs—are often in the forefront
of opposition to sexuality education in the schools.
Health care is a key arena of the modernisation of welfare states. Tighter
resources and a changing spectrum of diseases, coupled with new
modes of citizenship and demands for public safety, challenge the
health care systems throughout the Western world. This book sets out
to examine new perspectives on the governance of health care and to
highlight the role of the professions as mediators between the state
and its citizens.
The first half of the 20th century saw a trend to increasing engine power, particularly in the American models. Design changes incorporated all known methods of raising engine capacity, including increasing the pressure in the cylinders to improve efficiency, increasing the size of the engine, and increasing the speed at which power is generated. The higher forces and pressures created by these changes created engine vibration and size problems that led to stiffer, more compact engines with V and opposed cylinder layouts replacing longer straight-line arrangements....
Abstract This paper presents an implemented approach to part-mating of three-dimensional non-cylindrical parts with a 6 DOF manipulator, considering uncertainties in modeling, sensing and control. The core of the proposed solution is a reinforcement learning algorithm for selecting the actions that achieve the goal in the minimum number of steps. Position and force sensor values are encoded in the state of the system by means of a neural network. Experimental results are presented for the insertion of diﬀerent parts – circular, quadrangular and triangular prisms – in three dimensions.
The exchange is offered at
market value, so current debt holders will experience a “haircut” from par value, and thus the
exchange does not involve a “bailout.” However, present holders of sovereign debt will be
exchanging low quality bonds with limited liquidity, for higher quality bonds with greater
liquidity. Debt holders not accepting the exchange will be at risk of a forced restructuring at a
later date at terms less favorable.
; the data and assumptions are sound; the findings are useful and advance knowledge; the implications and recommendations follow logically from the findings and are explained thoroughly; the documentation is accurate, understandable, cogent, and temperate in tone; the research demonstrates understanding of related previous studies; and the research is relevant, objective, independent, and balanced. Peer review is conducted by research professionals who
Legal mandates for airspace modernization, certification requirements, and minimum aircraft capability and equipment standards aim to improve the efficiency and safety of air traffic, particularly within the world's busiest airspace. Mandates drive changes in technical and operational standards, but they can also deny
Concerns about stochastic radiogenic risks have led to
NRC regulations for diagnostic nuclear medicine that
inherently demand a radiation protection philosophy
based on the conservative hypothesis that some risk is
associated with even the smallest doses of radiation.
There is no question that exposure of any individual to
potential risk, however low, should be minimized if it
can be readily avoided or is not accompanied by some
benefit. The weighing of risks and benefits, however, is
not always based on objective data and calls for
personal value judgments, which can vary widely.
Unit Two PHYSICS
Physics is the major science dealing with the fundamental constituents of the universe, the forces they exert on one another, and the results produced by these forces. Sometimes in modern physics a more sophisticated approach is taken that incorporates elements of the three areas listed above; it relates to the laws of symmetry and conservation, such as those pertaining to energy, momentum, charge, and parity. Physics is closely related to the other natural sciences and, in a sense, encompasses them. ...