Sentence Examples


  • The dissipation and extravagance of his youth exceeded all limits and surprised his contemporaries.
  • If the tube is a perfect non-conductor, and if there are no eddies or frictional dissipation, the state of the substance at any point of the tube as to E, p, and v, is represented by the adiabatic or isentropic path, dE= -pdv.
  • In practice, however, there is always some frictional dissipation, accompanied by an increase of entropy and by a fall of pressure.
  • As a step towards removing this difficulty we notice that the energy of a vibration such as is represented by a spectral line has the peculiarity of being unable to exist (so far as we know) without suffering dissipation into the ether.
  • We find that this dissipation, although undoubtedly going on, proceeds with extreme slowness, so that the vibrations pass their energy on to the ether as rapidly as they acquire it, and the " normal state " is never established.
 

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