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  Units: D
The name of the unit is "farad" spelled backwards, because the elastance, in darafs, is 1 divided by the capacitance in farads.
The metric unit of yarn density is the tex; 1 denier equals 1/9 tex or 10/9 decitex.
The unit is named for the British physicist G.M.B. Dobson; in 1920 he invented a spectrometer to measure ozone concentrations from the ground.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/units/dictD.html   (8623 words)

 Centimetre gram second system of units - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is a system of physical units which preceded, and has largely been replaced by, the standard SI system (SI was based on the metre-kilogram-second system of units, hence the unofficial but occasionally used name mks).
electromagnetic units are considerable; so much so that formulas for physical laws need to be changed depending on what system of units one uses.
In one variant of the cgs system, esu, or electrostatic units, charge is defined via the force it exerts on other charges, and current is then defined as charge per time.
www.free-web-encyclopedia.com /?t=Cgs   (501 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A scientific journalist needs to be proficient in two areas: as a journalist, he must write well enough for magazines and newspapers, and as an amateur scientist, or at least as a dedicated learner capable of f..
Scientific misconduct is the violation of the standard codes of scholarly conduct and ethical behavior in professional scientific research.
Scientific Visualization is a branch of computer graphics which is concerned with the presentation of interactive or animated digital images to scientists or to anyone who has to interpret huge quantities of laboratory data or the results coming in from sensors out in the field.
pardus.info /browse.php?title=S/SC/SCI   (8201 words)

 RACE - The Power of an Illusion . Background Readings | PBS
After all, this is how we make sense of the infinite jumble of things we are exposed to - we decide "this" is a kind of "that," and slightly different from something else, which also a kind of "that," but a different kind of "that."
So people impose order on their social universe by classifying it, by deciding that these people cluster together under this name, and that they're different from those other people assigned a different name.
There are short people and tall people; people with straight teeth and crooked teeth; with wiry, muscular, or chunky body builds; with freckles; with more or less body hair.
www.pbs.org /race/000_About/002_04-background-01-12.htm   (5188 words)

 Centimetre gram second system of units - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Additionally, cgs units are still widely used in astronomy.
While for most units the difference between cgs and SI is a mere power of 10, the differences in electromagnetic units are considerable; so much so that formulas for physical laws need to be changed depending on what system of units one uses.
Further complicating matters is the fact that some physicists and engineers use hybrid units, such as volts per centimetre for electric field.
open-encyclopedia.com /CGS   (397 words)

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People in the New Madrid area reacted to the continual flow of media coverage about the impending quake by stocking up on food and water, purchasing expensive earthquake insurance, making plans to travel to distant places, developing emergency community preparedness plans, and retrofitting buildings.
After the war, he got a master’s degree from the University of Texas in physics and bacteriology and a doctorate there in genetics and bacteriology.
People in Missouri and neighboring states are taking his prediction seriously enough to plan events like National Guard drills and informational town meetings, to store food, and to consider closing schools on the appointed day.
www.fema.gov /txt/hazards/earthquakes/nehrp/fema-253-11_unit5.txt   (15073 words)

 Centimeter-gram-second system of units - Freepedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
cgs is short for centimetre-gram-second; it is a system of physical units which preceded the now standard SI system (which is based on the units metre-kilogram-second, hence the nonstandard but occasionally used name mks).
The cgs system is still in use, particularly by physicists; this is largely because many electromagnetic formulas are simpler in cgs units, but also because much of the important physics literature uses these units, and in some cases because they are more convenient for a particular domain.
Further complicating matters is the fact that both physicists and engineers use hybrid units, such as volts per centimeter for electric field.
en.freepedia.org /Cgs.html   (358 words)

 Lists of people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The biographies don't include fictional characters, e.g., people like Arthur the Knight are included but King Arthur is not.
People by lifestyle (in certain cases with a possibly biological role)
People by achievements (possibly in some cases by circumstance)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lists_of_people   (421 words)

 States Named After Native Americans -
The city (named after a group of Native Americans) grew around the fort after the discovery (1883) of the rich silver...
After the Spanish, English, French, and Dutch had named states in the East, South, and Southwest, the U.S. took over and began naming the remaining states.
Williams Creek was named after Captain Robert Williams, whose troops skirmished with the Native Americans on this creek...
americans.fabug.com /index.php?k=states-named-after-native-americans   (1285 words)

 DePauw U: Housing and Residence Life
After graduating from DePauw University in 1934, Oliver joined the staff of Afro-American Newspapers, Inc., where he worked to portray the positive image of fl Americans that they were denied in the mainstream press.
She has the distinction of being the first woman admitted to the Bar in the United States (June 15, 1869) and being the only woman member of Delta Chi fraternity.
Named Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1852, the “rabid” abolitionist was spiritual/political advisor to President Abraham Lincoln and delivered the eulogies at Lincoln’s White House and Springfield, Illinois, funeral services.
www.depauw.edu /student/housing/named_duplexes.asp   (1664 words)

 MIA: Profiles of Learning: Intermediate: Science: World Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Consider how certain of the unit's artworks reflect the natural environment of the culture in which they were created; examine both the materials used as well as the images portrayed.
Research the names of constellations to determine which are named after mythological figures, draw and label those constellations, and write brief biographies of their namesakes.
Research the names of planets to determine which are named after mythological figures, write a brief summary of the important facts known about each planet, and write a brief biography of its namesake.
www.artsmia.org /standards/mia_units/mythology/i06.html   (190 words)

 Writing SI units and symbols
Write a numeric value with units in either the journalistic style, using prefix and unit names (four kilohertz); or the scientific style, using prefix and unit symbols (4 kHz).
A unit symbol is written in lower case, except that its initial letter is capitalized if the unit is named after a person.
This table includes some important SI units and their derivations, and the names of a few individuals whose names have been given to units.
www.poynton.com /notes/units   (1289 words)

 Joseph Henry biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His work on the electromagnetic relay was the basis of the electrical telegraph, jointly invented by Morse and Wheatstone.
The SI unit of inductance, the henry, is named after him.
Electromagnetism: Henry (Scientific units named after people), Multiple coil magnet
joseph-henry.biography.ms   (125 words)

 LaTeX and PDF: Effective scientific electronic publishing
In the United States, it is a common practice to capitalize the first letter of more words in headlines and titles than in normal sentences.
There are well-established rules for typesetting units of measurements, which are described, for example, in NIST SP 811 and ISO 31-0.
symbols for SI units have well-defined capitalization rules (prefix symbols are uppercase from mega upwards and lowercase from kilo downwards, unit symbols start with an uppercase letter only if the unit was named after a person).
www.cl.cam.ac.uk /~mgk25/publ-tips   (3084 words)

 Lists of people
By name: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z
List of eponymous laws - List of people with laws and adages named after them
List of people predominantly seen wearing dark glasses
www.mcfly.org /wik/Lists_of_people   (468 words)

 Lists of people - Internet-Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
By name: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Find lists of people and more at Lycos Search.
Read about lists of people in the free online encyclopedia and dictionary.
www.internet-encyclopedia.com /ie/l/li/lists_of_people.html   (478 words)

 A Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia
A comprehensive listing of scientific units of measurement, which are generally not included here, is at http://www.geocities.com/maineiac_bibliophage/people.html.
This word actually comes from the name of Buncombe County, North Carolina; the county was named in honor of Col. Edward Buncombe, a Revolutionary War hero.
The word originated after the congressman from that county defended an irrelevant speech in Congress by claiming that he was speaking to Buncombe.
members.aol.com /gulfhigh2/words16.html   (994 words)

 Joseph Henry The Edison Exploratorium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After school, he worked at a general store, and later, at the age of thirteen, he went to work as an apprentice
Joseph’s first love was theater and he came very close to becoming a professional actor.
His interest in science was piqued at the age of sixteen, by a book of lectures on scientific topics titled
www.edisonexploratorium.org /JosephHenry.html   (432 words)

The names of the brother of Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, and other members of his inner circle, were dropped from the report that was sent to the Security Council.
Plus, people were declaring a "quagmire" by this time in 2001, suggesting that they're both unduly negative, and anxious to be so.
A United Nations report that accuses Syrian and Lebanese officials of orchestrating an intricate plot to kill former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is expected to bring a swift call for action from the UN Security Council.
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The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
Make sure that the Web site address displayed in the address bar of your browser is spelled and formatted correctly.
Open IIS Help, which is accessible in IIS Manager (inetmgr), and search for topics titled Web Site Setup, Common Administrative Tasks, and About Custom Error Messages.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sc/scientific_units_named_af...   (121 words)

 Lists of people in TutorGig Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Computers See all 528 results in Lists of people...
Books See all 170 results in Lists of people...
Sporting Goods See all 117 results in Lists of people...
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 Index of stories, December 1994 Michigan Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The archaeology field school site was named after those who donated it.
University and community people discuss the value of religion, ethics and values in campus life.
Encouraging students to be a part of a scientific community early in their undergraduate career.
www.umich.edu /~newsinfo/MT/94/Dec94/mtndxd94.html   (290 words)

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