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hydrostatics

 [hi″dro-stat´iks]
the science of equilibrium of fluids.
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The second effect, labeled as hdr-moor, is the hydrodynamic and mooring loading, which consists of hydrostatics, vicious drag, radiation damping, additional linear damping, and mooring effects.
Equally notable was the sheer breadth of his curiosity about natural phenomena, from the nature of colours or cold to that of the air (which he investigated with a vacuum pump, the subject of his first scientific book), and from hydrostatics or the structure of crystals to the workings of the human body.
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The subjects presently pursued are Reading with Rhetorical Accuracy & Intelligence, Fractional & Mental Arithmetic, English Grammar, Mathematical, Physical, Political & Descriptive Geography, Natural Philosophy, Calligraphy & Animal Physiology: Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, Optics, etc.
He applied decimal mathematics to economics, was an innovator in the science of hydrostatics, and was able to explain perspective in a way that even a prince could understand.
This is made clear by the range of themes presented by Linde Material Handling in Frankfurt am Main: They include examples from the areas of development ('human vibrations', 'drive train concepts', 'hydrostatics', 'ergonomics'), quality ('integrated quality management'), marketing & sales ('lifecycle costs'), production ('individuality') and testing ('impact drop test').
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In the shows and demonstrations of mid-century, Priestley argued, "Neither the air pump, nor the orrery; neither experiments in hydrostatics, optics, or magnetism; nor those in all other branches of Natural Philosophy, ever brought together so many, and so great concourses of people, as those of electricity have done singly." It was electricity displayed by experiments that "in almost every country in Europe, occasionally furnished the means of subsistence to numbers of ingenious and industrious persons, whose circumstances have not been affluent ...
The advantages of the hydrostatics are extremely fine correction possibilities; excellent dimensional accuracy in interpolating the X- and Z-axis, both for contour grinding and form dressing; and even after years of use, there is no wear on the guideways and excellent damping and extremely smooth operation.
I would thoroughly understand Mechanics; Hydrostatics; Optics, and Astronomy; Botany; Metallurgy; Fossilism; Chemistry; Geology; Anatomy; Medicine; then the mind of man; then the minds of men, in all Travels, Voyages, and Histories.
Unlike the bouncing gaits of animals with stiff skeletons or the legless crawling of most worms and molluscs, caterpillar locomotion uses both hydrostatics and powerful abdominal appendages (the prolegs).