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  • 1 Gravity-gradient stabilization — is a method of stabilizing artificial satellites in a fixed orientation using only the orbited body s mass distribution and the Earth s gravitational field. The main advantage over using active stabilization with propellants, gyroscopes or… …

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  • 2 Gravity set — The Mitchell Green gravity set (MGGS) is a fractal set that was created by Fred Mitchell and Chris Green in 1992.The gravity set is a set of points in the plane. Like the Mandelbrot set, the gravity set is defined as follows: a certain mapping f… …

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  • 3 gravity — /grav i tee/, n., pl. gravities. 1. the force of attraction by which terrestrial bodies tend to fall toward the center of the earth. 2. heaviness or weight. 3. gravitation in general. 4. See acceleration of gravity. 5. a unit of acceleration… …

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  • 4 gravity — grav•i•ty [[t]ˈgræv ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) phs the force of attraction by which terrestrial bodies tend to fall toward the center of the earth 2) phs heaviness or weight 3) phs gravitation in general 4) phs acceleration of gravity 5) serious or …

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  • 5 Steam assisted gravity drainage — (SAGD) is an enhanced oil recovery technology for producing heavy crude oil and bitumen. It is an advanced form of steam stimulation in which a pair of horizontal wells is drilled into the oil reservoir, one a few metres above the other. Low… …

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  • 6 Center of gravity — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …

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  • 7 universal gravity — Gravitation Grav i*ta tion, n. [Cf. F. gravitation. See Gravity.] 1. The act of gravitating. [1913 Webster] 2. (Pysics) That species of attraction or force by which all bodies or particles of matter in the universe tend toward each other; called… …

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  • 8 centre — (US center) noun 1》 a point or part in the middle of something that is equally distant from all of its sides, ends, or surfaces.     ↘the middle player in some team games.     ↘(in some team games) a kick, hit, or throw of the ball from the side… …

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  • 9 centre — n. & v. (US center) n. 1 the middle point, esp. of a line, circle, or sphere, equidistant from the ends or from any point on the circumference or surface. 2 a pivot or axis of rotation. 3 a a place or group of buildings forming a central point in …

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  • 10 Centre — n. & v. (US center) n. 1 the middle point, esp. of a line, circle, or sphere, equidistant from the ends or from any point on the circumference or surface. 2 a pivot or axis of rotation. 3 a a place or group of buildings forming a central point in …

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  • 11 centre of attraction — 1》 Physics the point to which bodies tend by gravity. 2》 another term for centre of attention. → centre …

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  • 12 gravitate — v. n. Tend by gravity …

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  • 13 cosmos — /koz meuhs, mohs/, n., pl. cosmos, cosmoses for 2, 4. 1. the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system. 2. a complete, orderly, harmonious system. 3. order; harmony. 4. any composite plant of the genus Cosmos, of tropical… …

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  • 14 mechanics — /meuh kan iks/, n. 1. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of physics that deals with the action of forces on bodies and with motion, comprised of kinetics, statics, and kinematics. 2. (used with a sing. v.) the theoretical and practical application …

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  • 15 locomotion — /loh keuh moh sheuhn/, n. the act or power of moving from place to place. [1640 50; see LOCOMOTIVE, MOTION] * * * Any of various animal movements that result in progression from one place to another. Locomotion is classified as either… …

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  • 16 Car handling — and vehicle handling is a description of the way wheeled vehicles perform transverse to their direction of motion, particularly during cornering and swerving. It also includes their stability when moving in a straight line. Handling and braking… …

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  • 17 History of Physics —     History of Physics     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► History of Physics     The subject will be treated under the following heads: I. A Glance at Ancient Physics; II. Science and Early Christian Scholars; III. A Glance at Arabian Physics; IV.… …

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  • 18 Bicycle and motorcycle dynamics — A computer generated, simplified model of bike and rider demonstrating an uncontrolled right turn. An …

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  • 19 dance — dancingly, adv. /dans, dahns/, v., danced, dancing, n. v.i. 1. to move one s feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps, esp. to the accompaniment of music. 2. to leap, skip, etc., as from excitement or emotion; move nimbly or… …

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  • 20 star — starless, adj. /stahr/, n., adj., v., starred, starring. n. 1. any of the heavenly bodies, except the moon, appearing as fixed luminous points in the sky at night. 2. Astron. any of the large, self luminous, heavenly bodies, as the sun, Polaris,… …

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