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  force - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The action of an unbalanced or resultant force results in the acceleration of a body in the direction of action of the force, or it may, if the body is unable to move freely, result in its deformation (see Hooke's law).
Force is a vector quantity, possessing both magnitude and direction; its SI unit is the newton.
A resultant force is a single force acting on a particle or body whose effect is equivalent to the combined effects of two or more separate forces.
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In physics, a compound SI unit, the newton (symbol: N) is the unit of force, named for Sir Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics.
It is defined as the amount of force required to accelerate a one kilogram mass at a rate of one meter per second per second.
It is also the unit of weight, as weight is the force acting between two objects due to gravity.
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 Royal Air Force - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The RAF is the oldest independent air force in the world, formed on April 1, 1918.
The Air Force Board (AFB) is the management board of the RAF and consists of the Commanders-in-Chief of the Commands, together with several other high ranking officers.
Following the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the occupation of southern Iraq by British Forces, the RAF is deployed at Basra.
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 Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Force is not a fundamental quantity in physics, despite the tendency to introduce students to physics via this concept.
Force is rarely measured directly and is often confused with related concepts such as tension and stress.
While force is the name of the derivative of momentum with respect to time, the derivative of force with respect to time is sometimes called yank.
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 Strelitz - LoveToKnow 1911
They were a fierce and illdisciplined force, individually brave and cruel in war, and almost ungovernable in peace.
Their mutinies were frequent and dangerous, and at last, in 1682, an unusually serious outbreak led Peter the Great to compass the abolition of the force.
Crushed in battle by Peter's general, Patrick Gordon, they ceased to exist as a military force, and about 2000 of them who fell into the hands of the tsar were barbarously tortured and put to death.
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 Force information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Force is a vector quantity defined as the rate of change of momentum induced in a free body by the force, and therefore has a direction associated.
Many forces exist: Coulomb's force (the force between electrical charges), gravitational (force between masses), magnetic force, frictional forces, centrifugal, impact force, and spring force, magnetism, tension, chemical bonding and contact force to name a few.
Only four fundamental forces of nature are known: the strong nuclear force, the electromagnetic force, the weak nuclear force, and the gravitation.
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 Graviton Summary
In physics, the graviton is a hypothetical elementary particle that transmits the force of gravity in the framework of quantum field theory.
Gravitons are postulated because of the great success of the quantum field theory (in particular, the Standard Model) at modeling the behavior of all other forces of nature with similar particles: electromagnetism with the photon, the strong interaction with the gluons, and the weak interaction with the W and Z bosons.
The dominance of gravity at large scales is due to the fact that the nuclear forces have a limited range, and the electromagnetic force often largely cancels due to the existence of positive and negative charges.
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 Torque Summary
The force applied to a lever, multiplied by its distance from the lever's fulcrum, is the torque.
For example, a force of three newtons applied two metres from the fulcrum exerts the same torque as one newton applied six metres from the fulcrum.
The equation for the magnitude of a torque arising from a perpendicular force:
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 Force (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Force, influence that causes mass to accelerate, such as gravity, friction, or a push.
Force play, a situation in baseball where the runner must advance to the next base (or become a "force out").
Task force, a term used initially by the Navy for a group with a specific mission, now in wide use.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Force_(disambiguation)   (436 words)

 Invasion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
An invasion is a military action consisting of armed forces of one geopolitical entity entering territory controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of conquering territory or altering the established government.
The term usually connotes a strategic endeavor of substantial magnitude; because the goals of an invasion are usually large-scale and long-term, large forces are needed to hold territory and protect the interests of the invading entity.
As Jerusalem changed hands and European forces moved back and forth, in-roads to the Levant were reestablished and the cultures mixed on a large scale for the first time in centuries.
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 Qwika - similar:Bar_(unit)
In physics, the dyne is a unit of force specified in the centimetre-gram-second (cgs) system of units, symbol "dyn".
Further, the dyne can be defined as "the force required to accelerate a mass of one gram at a rate of one centimetre per second squared." Units of force Newton(SI unit) Dyne Kilogram-force(Kilopond) Pound-force Poundal 1...
It is absolutely necessary to define the standard reference conditions of temperature and pressure when expressing a gas volume or a volumetric flow rate because the volume of a gas varies with the temperature and pressure of the gas.
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 Torque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The rotational analogues of force, mass, and acceleration are torque, moment of inertia, and angular acceleration respectively.
For example, a force of three newtons applied two metres from the fulcrum exerts the same torque as one newton applied six metres from the fulcrum.
Torque has dimensions of force times distance and the SI units of torque are stated as "newton metres".
www.zdnet.co.za /wiki/Torque   (1676 words)

 War - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
When one country sends armed forces to another, allegedly to restore order or prevent genocide or other crimes against humanity, or to support a legally recognized government against insurgency, that country sometimes refers to it as a police action.
A war where the forces in conflict belong to the same country or empire or other political entity is known as a civil war.
The warring forces in the world are beginning to be defined more by cultures rather than political entities.
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 Royal Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force of the United Kingdom.
It was however used an aerial police force to patrol the British Empire 's borders.
The end of the RAF presence in east of Asia came in 1971 when the Far East Air Force was disbanded on October 31.
www.freeglossary.com /Royal_Air_Force   (1502 words)

 Air Force One - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
One of the most dramatic episodes aboard Air Force One happened on September 11, 2001, when it flew President George W. Bush from Sarasota, Florida, where he was interrupted at an education event because of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
The Boeing 707 that served as Air Force One during the 1980s (SAM 27000) is on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Image:Air Force One (film).jpg Air Force One is a prominent symbol of the presidency and its power; after the White House, it is probably the most recognized Presidential institution.
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 Sequence Disambiguation
However, it is not clear from this study whether the demand for disambiguation of sequences per se, rather than other aspects of spatial processing, is critical.
In order to test whether sequence disambiguation is a fundamental feature of memory processing dependent on the hippocampus, we designed a sequence disambiguation task after Levy's (1996) formal model that involved two series of events that overlap in the middle items.
To force a choice, we covered the 2 cups with lids, one was locked on the cup and the other one could be removed.
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 The Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Force (Star Wars), mystical energy in the Star Wars universe.
The Force: Behind the Line, an Australian documentary series about the Western Australia Police.
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Force   (106 words)

 Finance Choices - Personal Finance Wiki
Due to a variety of forces, energy has many different forms (gravitational, electric, heat, etc.) that can be grouped into two major categories: kinetic energy and potential energy.
Atoms and molecules, the central concepts of chemistry, are made up of electrons and protons, and therefore coulombic forces are at work during the rearrangement of atoms (during formation or decomposition of molecules).
One can therefore assert that transformation of energy from a more to a less concentrated form is the driving force of all biological processes or chemical processes that are responsible for the life of a biological organism.
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 What in the hell … :: … is up with theology? :: December :: 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
In his short piece, “The Right To Use Force” (a commentary on another essay of the same name from a journal of religious socialism), Benjamin writes that “one of the tasks of my moral philosophy”; is an exposition of the position that only individuals possess the right to use force.
To say otherwise would imply a certain non-normative force, a position which is not a position (a political position analogous to the epistemological position of the god’s-eye-view or view from nowhere found metaphysical realism).
At the same time, though, by absolutizing a moral right to force that is not legitimately monopolizable, as it resides in all humans (at any point/time when force is exercised this faux divine right exists), Benjamin essentially renders the language of rights inert.
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 force - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
if an organization or person is a force to be reckoned with, they are very powerful.
if a group of people are at a place in full force, all of them are there.
Heidi's side of the family were there in full force but Bill's brother was the only one to show up.
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 Newton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The newton (symbol: N) is the SI unit of force.
A newton is the amount of force required to accelerate a mass of one kilogram at a rate of one metre per second squared.
On Earth's surface, a mass of 1 kg exerts an average force of 9.8 N on its support.
www.zdnet.co.za /wiki/Newton   (366 words)

 mass Information Center - body mass index
If we apply an identical force to each, the object with a bigger mass will experience a smaller acceleration, and the object with a smaller mass will experience a bigger acceleration.
In simple bathroom scales, for example, the force F is proportionate to the displacement of the spring beneath the weighing pan (see Hooke's law), and the scales are calibrated mass data storage device to take g into account, allowing the mass M to be read off.
This happens because the feather is not really in free fall: the force of air resistance on it is about as strong as the force of gravity.
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 force - OneLook Dictionary Search
verb: force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
Phrases that include force: force majeure, electromotive force, task force, tour de force, labor force, more...
Words similar to force: coerce, impel, draw, drive, effect, forced, forcefulness, forceless, forcer, forcing, personnel, power, pressure, pull, push, ram, run, squeeze, storm, strength, more...
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 Mountie, Police and Military Information Portal @ Mountie.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The force was initially to be called the North West Mounted Rifles, but that was rejected as too military in nature, Macdonald fearing that this could antagonize both the First Nations and the Americans.
The force was organized like a British cavalry regiment and still maintains some of the traditions of those units, like the well known Canadian Musical Ride, to this day.
To that end, the commanding officer of the force arranged to be sworn in as a justice of the peace, which allowed for magisterial authority in the Mounties' jurisdiction.
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 B-52 Stratofortress information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Air Force intends to keep the B-52 in service until around 2050, an unprecedented length of service for a combat aircraft model (the venerable DC-3, now 70 years old, is still in regular revenue service in civilian hands).
During Operation Allied Force, B-52s opened the conflict with conventional cruise missile attacks and then transitioned to delivering general purpose bombs and cluster bomb units on Serbian army positions and staging areas.
However, B-29 Superfortress pilots, who were used to using brute force from the human body to actuate the control surfaces, would be transferred to the B-52, which had hydraulic controls.
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 War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
War is a state of widespread conflict between states, organisations, or relatively large groups of people, which is characterised by the use of violent, physical force between combatants or upon civilians.
The Argentinean dictatorship knew that Britain had the ability to defeat them but their intelligence failed them on the question of whether the British would use their power to resist the annexation of the Falklands.
Modern enemies include religious zealots and terrorists and, because they are not defined by the state, cannot be bombed or fought as the armies of Hitler or Napoleon.
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