Essays Tagged: "Friction"

Simple machines

eal Mechanical Advantage (IMA)- A machine in which work in equals work out; such a machine would be frictionless and a100% efficientIMA= De/DrActual Mechanical Advantage (AMA)- It is pretty much the o ... Advantage (AMA)- It is pretty much the opposite of IMA meaning it is not 100% efficient and it has friction. AMA= Fr/FeEfficiency- The amount of wo ...

(2 pages) 113 2 4.5 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

What is the Warrior Ethos? ly for the last 100 years, the ethos of the U.S. military has been oriented toward the requirement to win the nation's wars.

thics and ideals for the soldiers to develop a warrior ethos.This has become a very lively point of friction between the combat arms and non-combat arms soldiers. There have always been very stanch op ... eal of importance on unit cohesion, which research has shown to be a critical element in countering friction and achieving success on the battlefield. The foundation of cohesion is something at which ...

(5 pages) 196 2 3.7 May/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Maglev consequences

uspended, guided, and propelled by magnetic forces. Because they never touch the guidetrack causing friction, maglev vehicles can be designed to travel at extremely high speeds,500 kilometers per hour ...

(3 pages) 46 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Bearings are the invisible heroes inside many mechanical devices. Learn about all different kinds of bearings, including 5-foot ball bearings that keep buildings on solid footing!

use every day possible. Without bearings we would be constantly replacing parts that wore out from friction. In this edition of HowStuffWorks, we'll learn how bearings work, we'll look at some differ ... your car would be a lot more difficult to push down the road.That is because when things slide, the friction between them causes a force that tends to slow them down. But if the two surfaces can roll ...

(4 pages) 44 0 4.6 Sep/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering

Why do skateboarders shoes wear out so fast?

rd decks. This material made for gripping onto boards also destroys sneaker soles. Grip tape causes friction between sneakers and itself, while making a grip and facilitating control of the board. Ped ... he grip tape is needed for a skater to maintain control over the board by the means and the uses of friction, Unforttmately grip tape helps wear at the ollie area (an area of the shoe that is just beh ...

(7 pages) 59 1 3.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Samuel Huntington's "clash of civilizations".

Samuel P. Huntington's paper "The clash of civilizations" defines the shifting of causes for friction between nations. He describes the changing of the guard, between secular ideological fricti ...

(5 pages) 218 0 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

"Splits." This essay discusses the Breedlove family from the novel The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

as they cannot "take any joy in owning" the disfiguredsofa (36). This adversity creates unbearable friction within the Breedlove family. However, as Pauline, Cholly, Sammy, and Pecola Breedlove each ...

(4 pages) 110 1 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Mussolini and the Church; rivals or collaborators?

n the Church and its congregation. This was especially true of rural areas. However, their had been friction between the state and the Church for over half a century when several Italian states had un ...

(5 pages) 37 0 2.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Compare and contrast the role of the Federal Bureaucracy in the United States with that of the Civil Service in Britain

s, had knowledge of the files it held, continually discreet, has strict subordination, reduction of friction whilst maintaining the lowest possible material and production costs. While Weber's stateme ...

(5 pages) 149 2 4.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government > European Union

To read or not to read.

in and Lee, the main characters of the play. The two brothers do not see eye to eye and this causes friction throughout True West. Austin is a screenwriter who is trying to sell an idea to Saul, a big ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Which of the following would you describe as the most important agent of globalization in the 20th century

l business and worldwide Internet e-commerce, promoted by transnational corporations, for access to friction-free worldwide markets. Local identity groups using the technologies of globalization to pr ...

(1 pages) 52 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

The Journalistic Work of "The Autobiography of Malcolm X".

om the group so its writing would need to have taken place earlier) I doubt there would be the same friction, the nervous interaction between Malcolm and the man taking notes, that we have here.Also, ...

(2 pages) 83 3 3.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Earth's tides. How the moons gravity and other factors affects this natural pattern.

ns and create tidal effects. But there are several otherfactors that complicate this basic process. Friction, the Earth's rotation, thetilt of its axis and the gravitational pull given off by the Sun ... st each other to create extra low neap tides.The story continues as the tidal waves are weakened by friction between theocean and the seabed to the point where the twice daily tidal waves get slightly ...

(2 pages) 51 0 2.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

The Role of the USSR During World War II

neighbors, Germany and Japan. Japan had taken control of Manchuria in 1931, which caused an uneasy friction at the border between it and the USSR. What had started out as small conflicts between the ...

(13 pages) 91 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Perceptions and Stereotypes in Colonial Art and How They Contributed to Cultural Conflict.

t that they and their livestock had come to stay, competition for access to the land developed, and friction between the two ways of life became inevitable. The photo shows Aboriginal people being tak ...

(2 pages) 42 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

An Engineer

eer for me. From there the class just took off: We went on to frames, distributed loads, considered friction; basically we were incorporating real world considerations into structural members. I loved ...

(4 pages) 79 1 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Rebelling for the Hell of it In order for a rebellion to take place, is there a need for a cause? Or can a rebellion take place without a cause?

government" (On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, 1565) when it becomes so unendurable that too much "friction" builds up and leads to oppression. According to Thoreau, immoral actions taken by the gove ... a legitimate cause for rebellion. Nevertheless, Thoreau also believes that "all machines have their friction" (1565) and if one can endure these 'frictions', then he should do so. In addition, one mus ...

(4 pages) 24 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Managing Conflict in Teams

lane, that would be bad. If there were no conflict between the moving vehicle and the road known as friction, the vehicle would be out of control. While these examples are of a physical nature, we wil ...

(7 pages) 371 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Living situations

, leads to more hours spent at work and less time to spend with one another. Sometimes this creates friction in the relationship and causes more fights then normal because couples never get to see eac ...

(4 pages) 30 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

This essay compares and contrasts the religous beliefs and settling purposes of Northern and Southern American settlers of the 1600s

accidental placement helped set the regions apart. The need to love one another with out religious friction was present among the settlers, something that was all too common in their past home of Eng ...

(3 pages) 28 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History