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  Stress - Articles
Stress often prevents us from enjoying the things we value the most and may even trigger the onset of various ailments if not given the proper attention.
Stress is the cause of many illnesses and, wherever possible, should be avoided or reduced.
Stress is a factor in everyones life, like it or not, so learning some simple coping skills to deal with stress is a good strategy.
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  Stress (physics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The stress axis on a stress-strain graph is often engineering stress, even though the sample may undergo a substantial change in cross-sectional area during testing.
The SI unit for stress is the pascal (symbol Pa), the same as that of pressure.
Residual stresses are stresses that remain after the original cause of the stresses has been removed.
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 Stress (physics)
In physics, the stress at a point in a material is the applied force per unit area.
To be exact, the stress at a point may be determined by taking the limit of the load being carried by a particular cross section, divided by that cross section, as the area of the cross section aproaches zero.
In general the stress may vary from point to point, but for simple cases, such as circular cylinders with pure axial loading, the stress is constant and equal to the cross-sectional area divided by the applied load.
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The physics curriculum is intended to provide a broad and thorough understanding of the fundamental properties and interactions underlying physical phenomena (including mechanical behaviors, electrical and magnetic sources and interactions, light and optics, heat, relativity of space time, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear structure, solid state matter, etc).
Physics 107 and 109 are one-semester courses intended for nonscience majors, and are devoted to bridging the gap between the "two cultures," letters and science, with a minimum of mathematics and technical terminology.
Physics 265 (Medical Physics) is a one-semester course concerned with the application of physics to medicine and medical instrumentation, primarily for premeds and other students in the medical and biological sciences.
www.wisc.edu /pubs/ug/10lettsci/depts/physics.html   (3789 words)

 Physics Today June 2001
The stress is defined as the magnitude of the force divided by the area of the planes.
Because of the stress, the slab is deformed from the cuboid shape it would have in the absence of applied forces.
The strain is proportional to the stress with the constant of proportionality depending on the material from which the slab is made.
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 Stress (physics)
Augustin Louis Cauchy ennunciated the principle that, within a body, the forces that an enclosed volume imposes on the remainder of the material must be in equilibrium with the forces upon it from the rest of the body.
To be exact, the stress at a point may be determined by taking the limit of the load being carried by a particular cross section, divided by that cross section, as the area of the cross section approaches zero.
Because the force is a vector, the stress has two components, one in the plane of the area, A, the shear stress, and one perpendicular, the normal stress.
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 Stress (physics) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Stress (physics), force per unit cross-sectional area applied to an object.
The ratio of stress to strain, called the elastic modulus, and the elastic limit of a material are determined by the molecular structure of the...
Stress (medicine), in medicine, a physical, chemical, or emotional development that causes strains that can lead to physical illness.
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 Physics News 674, February 23, 2004
Decoherence, a hot topic in physics, is the process by which quantum objects (in this case C-70 molecules, acting as waves) lose their wavelike integrity by interacting with the surrounding environment.
NEGATIVE NORMAL STRESS, discovered by physicists a quarter-century ago, is a poorly understood attraction between two parallel plates that occurs when certain complex fluids flow between them.
In addition to the tangential stress, they react with a positive normal stress--a force that acts perpendicular to the plates.
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 Tensile Stress-Strain Properties in Materials (Experiment)
After all data are recorded, have students graph the stress (force) vs. strain (elongation) for each material.
This should be done by finding the slope of the curve before the elastic limit is reached.
If enough data are collected on one or more of the materials used, a statistical analysis could be done to determine the reliability, precision, and accuracy of the data and the experiment.
www.juliantrubin.com /encyclopedia/physics/tensile.html   (829 words)

 Stress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Moisture stress or plant stress is the result of depriving a plant of water
Stress (band), early 80's melodic rock band from San Diego
STRESS is the Southern inTermediate Redshift ESO SN Search (ESO = European Southern Observatory; SN = SuperNova)
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Physics is a fundamental science and is required in most science and engineering degree programs.
Each of the courses in the Physics Unit at MCC is designed to prepare students to excel in their various field of study and to prepare the pre-professional student for entrance into various professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and pharmacy.
In an effort to better prepare MCC students for the challenges of life, the MCC physics courses stress the application of the scientific method to problem solving and problem solving techniques.
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 Physics Today June 2001
The corresponding change in stress, called the static stress drop, is about 1-10 MPa, which is at least an order of magnitude smaller than the several hundred MPa needed to break intact rocks in the laboratory.
Both the shear heating and the elastohydrodynamic lubrication discussed in box 2 tend to promote slip motion as the earthquake becomes larger, that is, the slip growth rate depends nonlinearly on the slip itself.
This means that the stress in the crust is spatially extremely heterogeneous, and the system organizes itself into a somewhat precarious state with low stress on major faults.
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 Physics Index   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Not many physics students will become professional scientists, let alone physicists, but it is vitally important that, as citizens, they have a reasonably sophisticated idea of how science works.
In modern (atomic and nuclear) physics, we study the basic quantum nature of the atom, the nature of radioactivity, and nuclear fission and fusion.
The adoption of the Indiana Academic Standards 2000 for Physics I by the state of Indiana is forcing our course to move away from an in-depth conceptual approach to physics toward a more-traditional equation-based survey course.
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 Physics Department Directory: Faculty   (Site not responding. Last check: )
His research interest is experimental nuclear physics, in particular, the structure of exotic neutron-rich and neutron-deficient isotopes, reactions with Radioactive Nuclear Beams, cluster states in light nuclei and mechanism of nuclear reactions.
Received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois in 1957, serving on the faculty of the Universities of Pennsylvania and California Santa Barbara where he was Director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Research interest is in experimental particle physics; for the last 10 years, has been a member of the D0 experiment which studies proton-antiproton collisions at the Tevatron accelerator at Fermi National Laboratory, with the aim of performing tests of the Standard Model, study the properties of the top quark, and search for new phenomena.
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 Stress and post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) symptoms and treatments including stress management
He found typical and constant psychological and physical responses to the adverse situations that were imposed on the rats.
Stress also seems to increase the frequency and severity of migraine headaches, asthma attacks, and blood sugar fluctuations in diabetics.
Overwhelming psychological stress (such as the events of Sept. 11th) can cause both temporary (transient) and long lasting (chronic) symptoms of a serious psychiatric illness called posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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 Central Washington University - Department of Physics
The Physics majors at Central emphasize the fundamental and practical nature of physics.
Throughout our majors, stress is placed on careful development of key concepts and skills in a logical sequence, often from an historical perspective.
News: CWU Physics student Tony Smith won an Outstanding Presentation award at the 2006 Symposium On University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE).
www.cwu.edu /~physics   (142 words)

 MIT Department of Physics: Spring 2005 Colloquia
We have shown that at zero temperature and shear stress, the onset of jamming is sharp with increasing particle density—it does not depend on the measurement time.
This question is at the heart of condensed matter physics for liquids, glasses, and granular materials, and yet it remains poorly understood at the microscopic level.
While the Standard Model of particle physics is able to explain the dominant pattern of measured asymmetries, a vigorous search is underway to discover effects of new physics that might disrupt the expected pattern.
web.mit.edu /physics/newsandevents/physics_colloquia_sched_spring_05.html   (1716 words)

 Physics Geek
To Windows, that is. InformationWeek has an interesting point-counterpoint, in which two writers separately extol the virtues of Linux and and Mac versus Microsoft.
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Fortunately, the state's Tax Commission is helping the couple, nullifying the sale and defending them in court against the land company that wants the property for the $1.63 plus fees that they paid for it.
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 Stress (physics)
Stress (physics) is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Stress has different meanings in different fields: Stress (physics); see also tensile stress, shear stress and pressure.
Stress (physics): Encyclopedia II - Euler-Bernoulli beam equation - Practical simplifications
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 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder News - Topix
Posttraumatic stress disorder appears to alter brain function in youngsters, according to a recent study.
After decades of living with posttraumatic stress disorder, the Vietnam veteran has sought help for his symptoms and encourages...
This study contributes to the growing literature on the co-occurrence of posttraumatic stress disorder and chronic severe pain.
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 Rigid Body Collisions - Physics Simulation
From a physics textbook you can find the equation for the moment of inertia about the center of a thin rectangular plate.
Physically Based Modeling is a set of course notes from Siggraph '97 by Andrew Witkin and David Baraff.
Physics For Game Developers by David M. Bourg (O'Reilly Press) has a section on linear and angular impulse on page 95, and resting contact forces on page 258.
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 Components of Stress?
Part of the assignment is to draw in all of the stresses, and then do calculations to see how much stress exists in all of the structural members.
In your case, the joint (or the peak of the triangle) could be modeled as a node, and with the equations of equilibrium it can be solved which axial loads go through each of the members.
Heh, so have you taken a Structural Analysis course?, this is not a trivial stress distribution, like simple chair for example where we have 1 shell supported by 4 columns.
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 What is the different between the max stress and the von mise stress
Max stress in a structure is simply that: the maximal stress value in the structure.
Clearly, the max stress in the structure must be below the von Mieses yield criterion to ensure that plastic flow does not occur.
In that case, the requirement is that the local stress does not exceed the local yield criterion.
www.physicsforums.com /showthread.php?p=948972   (330 words)

 Stress Relieve with Quantum Physics
The SCIO empowers the therapist to not only get to the root causes of why a client may be stressed, but to analyze the cause of stress.
Energetic-Medicine is the practice of using energy or rather the flow of energy as a medium for remedying a condition, as well as discovering what the body may be deficient in.
It is based on the Physics of the body, whereas traditional medicine is for the most part, based on Biochemistry, with the use of pharmaceuticals.
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 Third Year Special Projects-Applied and Plasma Physics
Stress can be a major problem for applications of thin films and ways of reducing or eliminating it are therefore very important.
In this project we will examine one of the key predictions of the thermal spike theory of stress generation, that is that low energy thermal spikes are quickly quenched and freeze in stress, whereas high energy thermal spikes relieve stress by creating a molten volume that quenches slowly enough to relieve stress.
We have studied high energy thermal spikes and shown that the stress relieving effect obeys the thermal spike theory in that the stress relief effect is proportional to the volume of thermal spikes created.
www.physics.usyd.edu.au /app/undergradandteaching/projects-3yr.html   (1669 words)

 Courses for Graduate and Undergraduate Students
An introduction to selected areas of modern physics emphasizing the features of atomic nuclear and solid state physics that require modifications of classical physics for their explanation.
Motion of a particle in one and several dimensions, central forces, the harmonic oscillator and the Lagrangian formulation of mechanics.
A one-semester introduction to solid state physics, which explores and explains -- in terms of the microscopic processes that produce them -- the thermal mechanical, and electronic properties of solids.
webs.wichita.edu /physics/courses.htm   (543 words)

 Idaho National Laboratory - Physics - Linear Elastic Wave Imaging
The effect of uniaxial stress alters the flexural wave speed in a manner described by linear elasticity theory.
The dashed line in (a) assumes isotropic conditions and in (b)-(d) is calculated using a residual stress of 47 MPa in addition to the indicated applied stress.
Calculations of the uniaxial stress dependence of the wave slowness in all directions were performed using the isotropic elastic properties for brass.
www.inl.gov /physics/nlo/imaging.shtml   (1466 words)

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