Some articles on contact tension, tension:
... touching each other—an obsolete scientific theory known as contact tension—and not the result of chemical reactions ... This, in part, led to the rejection of Volta's contact tension theory in favor of electrochemical theory ... voltaic pile, has the modern design, an indication that "contact tension" is not the source of electromotive force for the voltaic pile ...
... of engines, which under the applied forces such as elastic tension of steam or gas under pressure, that will yield constant oscillatory movements (in wide limits ... energy expended in a given time in an electric circuit of alternating currents High tension discharge through a rarefied gas between two conductors Computing from the amount of the particles thrown off from the ... or such gases) Obtained by the action of high-tension electrical discharges Related to US462418 (November 3, 1891) and US454622 (June 23, 1891) In combination with a low self-i ...
Famous quotes containing the words tension and/or contact:
“The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps.”
—Havelock Ellis (18591939)
“No contact with savage Indian tribes has ever daunted me more than the morning I spent with an old lady swathed in woolies who compared herself to a rotten herring encased in a block of ice.”
—Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. 1908)