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  • In an adiabatic manner.

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  • adverb sciences in an adiabatic way.

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  • If you're a member of the Thermodynamic Law Party: Without institutionalized marriage keeping open the possibility of energy exchange with the rest of society, gay couples will become adiabatically closed systems, preventing them from importing negentropy and thereby increasing, not decreasing, the entropy of such non-traditional but long-standing family units.

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  • If you're a member of the Thermodynamic Law Party: Without institutionalized marriage keeping open the possibility of energy exchange with the rest of society, gay couples will become adiabatically closed systems, preventing them from importing negentropy and thereby increasing, not decreasing, the entropy of such non-traditional but long-standing family units.

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  • And it is the nature of these interactions that generate the photons and/or phonons that carry away energy unless the system is adiabatically enclosed; in which case those photons are returned to the system and transfer their energy back into the matter.

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  • A bipolar outflow of hot gas quickly forms on the metric axis, and aside from the lobes edges behaves much like any adiabatically cooling flow in the equatorial direction.

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  • In this case, potential temperature, the temperature of a packet of air returned from a given altitude adiabatically to the surface, is constant.

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  • The standard lapse rate is primarily governed by the Earths gravity because as air rises it expands adiabatically as the air pressure reduces.

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  • As the preceding equations (1) and (2) show, the entropy of a closed (adiabatically isolated — change of state without transfer of heat) system can never de - crease, for δq/T = 0 implies SB ≥ SA.

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  • The diagram shows that when a volume of air is compressed adiabatically to 21 atmospheres (294 lb. gauge pressure), it will occupy a volume a little more than one-tenth; the total increase of temperature with an initial temperature of zero is about 650 degrees; with 60 degrees initial temperature it is

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891

  • It is found experimentally that m = 1.2 is a good average value to take for cordite; so now supposing the combustion of the charge of the 6-in. is complete in 0.0063 sec., when p = 16 tons per sq. in., b = 1825 cub. in., and that the gas expands adiabatically up to the muzzle, where

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  • In the case of this rainbow-trapping plasmonic surface, the researchers at Lehigh created "adiabatically graded metallic gratings" , which are basically small, nanosized grooves in a sheet of silver.

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