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1) torque. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The torque produced by rotating parts of an electric motor or internal-combustion engine is often used as a measure of its ability to do useful work. The magnitude...

2) transmission. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Suitable torque, or turning force, is generated by the engine only within a narrow range of engine speeds, i.e., rates at which the crankshaft is turning. However,...

3) 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...

4) moment. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The most theoretically useful moments are moments of masses, areas, lines, and forces, including magnetic force. The concept of torque (propensity to turn about a...

5) foot-pound. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English gravitational system; it is the work done or energy expended by a force of 1 pound acting through a distance of 1 foot. It is equal to 1.356 joules. The term...

6) 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...

7) flywheel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Such a wheel resists changes in speed and helps steady the rotation of the shaft where a power source such as a piston engine exerts an uneven torque on the shaft...

8) turn and bank indicator. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The two indicators are essentially separate instruments, but they are customarily placed together. The bank indicator is the simpler of the two and consists of a...

9) gear. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...When the teeth of two gears are meshed, turning one gear will cause the other to rotate. In most cases both gears are mounted on shafts so that when one shaft turns,...

10) Manlius. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman gens, chiefly patrician but later containing plebeian families. Marcus Manlius Capitolinus, d. 384? B.C., consul (392 B.C.), took refuge in the Capitol when...

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