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1) gyroscope. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...When spinning, the gyroscope has special properties. Many spinning objects exhibit some of these properties; the rotation of the earth about its axis gives it the...

2) Spingarn, Joel Elias. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...American educator and literary critic, b. New York City, grad. Columbia (B.A., 1895; Ph.D., 1899). He was professor (1899-1911) of comparative literature at Columbia,...

3) top. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Tops were known in antiquity and appeared in Europe during the Middle Ages; they are used today in many different regions of the world by both primitive and advanced...

4) helicopter. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...When the rotor of a helicopter turns it produces reaction torque which tends to make the craft spin also. On most helicopters a small rotor near the tail compensates...

5) Fermi-Dirac statistics. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Dirac statistics, class of statistics that applies to particles called fermions. Fermions have half-integral values of the quantum mechanical property called spin...

6) Bose-Einstein statistics. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Einstein statistics, class of statistics that applies to elementary particles called bosons, which include the photon, pion, and the W and Z particles. Bosons have...

7) Meniere's syndrome. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French otologist Prosper Meniere, in 1861. The sufferer experiences severe dizziness, in which objects may seem to spin around, and often nausea, vomiting, and sweating....

8) scalar. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Many physical quantities have scalar values, e.g., length, area, mass, energy, and electric charge. Such quantities as velocity, force, momentum, and spin are vectors...

9) Dinoflagellata. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...There are approximately 2,000 species of dinoflagellates. Most have two flagella that lie perpendicular to one another and cause them to spin as they move through...

10) Wu, Chien-Shiung. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...She emigrated to the United States from China in 1936 and received a Ph.D. from the Univ. of California, Berkeley, in 1940. Joining the Manhattan Project early in...

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