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is the minimum pressure which needs to be applied to a solution to prevent the inward flow of water across a semipermeable membrane. It is also defined as ... more

Specific impulse (usually abbreviated Isp) is a way to describe the efficiency of rocket and jet engines. It represents the force with respect to the ... more

In lead climbing using a dynamic rope, the fall factor (f) is the ratio of the height (h) a climber falls before the climber’s rope begins to stretch ... more

A cubic function is a function of the form f(x): ax3 + bx2 + cx + d.

The critical points of a cubic equation are those values of x where the slope of
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A cubic function is a function of the form f(x): ax3 + bx2 + cx + d.

The critical points of a cubic equation are those values of x where the slope of
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In solid mechanics, in the field of rotordynamics, the critical speed is the theoretical angular velocity that excites the natural frequency of a rotating ... more

The Earth Similarity Index, ESI or “easy scale” is a measure of how physically similar a planetary-mass object is to ... more

Hick’s law, or the Hickâ€“Hyman law, named after British and American psychologists William Edmund Hick and Ray Hyman, describes the time it takes for ... more

A block and tackle is a system of two or more pulleys with a rope or cable threaded between them, usually used to lift or pull heavy loads.The formula used ... more

Hydrostatic weighing, also referred to as “underwater weighing,” “hydrostatic body composition analysis,” and ... more

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