rotational energy


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rotational energy

[rō′tā·shən·əl ′en·ər·jē]
(mechanics)
The kinetic energy of a rigid body due to rotation.
(physical chemistry)
For a diatomic molecule, the difference between the energy of the actual molecule and that of an idealized molecule which is obtained by the hypothetical process of gradually stopping the relative rotation of the nuclei without placing any new constraint on their vibration, or on motions of electrons.
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amp;nbsp;The researchers think that the escaping matter makes it out thanks to accelerated rotational energy.
The reasoning goes something like this: If the two black holes were spinning exactly aligned with the axis of their orbit, they would have needed to shed some of the system's total rotational energy before they could merge.
Two bicycle sprockets are used as pinions and interlocked with the chains to convert the linear energy to rotational energy.
The reasoning for this exception is that the radius of a monatomic gas is so small that its rotational energy remains negligible, hence its energy contribution is simply ignored.
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Operating like a hydrodynamic ram, the ARX bullet compresses the fluid-filled tissue ahead of it and creates a temporary cavity as it dumps rotational energy into the tissue.
The Earth continuously receives 3,700 billion watts of power through the transfer of the gravitational and rotational energy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system, and over 1,000 billion watts is thought to be available to bring about this type of motion in the outer core.
A turbine is a mechanical device consisting of revolving rotors and blades, which transforms rotational energy into usable energy.
This rotational energy is then harnessed by an electrical generator connected to the main shaft of the screw turbine.
Torque -- rotational energy -- is what gets mass to move and keeps it moving, and the heavier a car is, the more torque you're going to need to keep it responsive.
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Combined with directional energy, the unique grooves on the nose harness the rotational energy of the ARX bullet during the initial 6 inches of penetration, which then dumps massive quantities of energy quickly.