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Friction

Author : Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
ISBN : 9781400830596
Genre : Social Science
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A wheel turns because of its encounter with the surface of the road; spinning in the air it goes nowhere. Rubbing two sticks together produces heat and light; one stick alone is just a stick. In both cases, it is friction that produces movement, action, effect. Challenging the widespread view that globalization invariably signifies a "clash" of cultures, anthropologist Anna Tsing here develops friction in its place as a metaphor for the diverse and conflicting social interactions that make up our contemporary world. She focuses on one particular "zone of awkward engagement"--the rainforests of Indonesia--where in the 1980s and the 1990s capitalist interests increasingly reshaped the landscape not so much through corporate design as through awkward chains of legal and illegal entrepreneurs that wrested the land from previous claimants, creating resources for distant markets. In response, environmental movements arose to defend the rainforests and the communities of people who live in them. Not confined to a village, a province, or a nation, the social drama of the Indonesian rainforest includes local and national environmentalists, international science, North American investors, advocates for Brazilian rubber tappers, UN funding agencies, mountaineers, village elders, and urban students, among others--all combining in unpredictable, messy misunderstandings, but misunderstandings that sometimes work out. Providing a portfolio of methods to study global interconnections, Tsing shows how curious and creative cultural differences are in the grip of worldly encounter, and how much is overlooked in contemporary theories of the global.

Friction

Author : Ezra E. Fitz
ISBN : 9781564785497
Genre : Fiction
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The “friction” of the title—one letter away from “fiction”—is what’s generated when reality and the imagination begin to rub against one another, and Eloy Urroz always makes sure that these two worlds are brought into uncomfortable proximity. This playful novel, told in the second person, is the story of an escalating series of comic events at a university,touched off when Matilde, “your” young wife, becomes determined to unravel the mystery surrounding the disappear- ance of a renowned politician. While she’s conducting a series of interviews with the vanished man’s lecherous son, a professor is watching, dazed, as his second marriage and academic career both collapse around him . . . and an army of fictional and historical characters begin to materialize in a certain imaginary Baja California town.

Friction

Author : E. R. Frank
ISBN : 9781439116135
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This stunning novel by E.R. Frank explores what happens when the truth is worse than the rumor. Twelve-year-old Alex loves her small alternative school. She hangs out with her best friend, Tim, every day, and Simon is the coolest teacher—he’s even starting a soccer team just for them. And then Stacey comes to town. With her tongue ring and air of confidence, Stacey immediately shakes things up in the classroom. Alex is drawn to her at first, but when Stacey starts rumors that something is going on between Alex and Simon, trouble brews. As the class and Tim begin to believe Stacey’s rumors, Alex starts to doubt what is really true herself. This explosive tale about school politics, relationships, and the frictional power of suggestion is “sure to spark heated discussions” (SLJ, starred review).

Friction

Author : Ellen Sturm Niz
ISBN : 0736869395
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces young readers to friction, its characteristics, and its uses in the world. Includes instructions for an activity to demonstrate some of friction's characteristics.

Friction

Author : Jeff Rosenblum
ISBN : 9781576878835
Genre : Business & Economics
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Every industry around the globe is being completely disrupted. Stalwart brands are losing market share to upstarts that capture our collective consciousness. Trillions of dollars are at stake. Brands know a new approach is needed. But most don’t realize the strategic underpinnings need to change. Great brands are no longer built through interruptive advertisements. Friction argues that brands don't simply need clever messages or new, shiny technologies. They need a fundamental change in strategy. Friction provides a system for embracing transparency, engaging audiences, creating evangelists, and unleashing unprecedented growth. The authors of Friction have worked on some of the industry's most innovative assignments for the world’s most successful brands. This groundbreaking book reveals how corporations can divorce themselves from legacy business models to create a passion brand. A brand that breaks its addiction to traditional advertising. A brand that empowers its customers. A brand that dominates the competition.

Fundamentals Of Friction

Author : I.L. Singer
ISBN : 0792319125
Genre : Science
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Fundamentals of Friction, unlike many books on tribology, is devoted to one specific topic: friction. After introductory chapters on scientific and engineering perspectives, the next section contains the necessary background within the areas of contact mechanics, surfaces and adhesion. Then on to fracture, deformation and interface shear, from the macroscopic behavior of materials in frictional contact to microscopic models of uniform and granular interfaces. Lubrication by solids, liquids and gases is presented next, from classical flow properties to the reorganization of monolayers of molecules under normal and shear stresses. A section on new approaches at the nano- and atomic scales covers the physics and chemistry of interfaces, an array of visually exciting simulations, using molecular dynamics, of solids and liquids in sliding contact, and related AFM/STM studies. Following a section on machines and measurements, the final chapter discusses future issues in friction.

Optimization Of Conical Hydrostatic Bearing For Minimum Friction

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ISBN : UIUC:30112106747360
Genre : Fluid-film bearings
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Friction

Author : Rosemary Feasey
ISBN : 9780602299279
Genre : Force and energy
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Providing a solution for teaching junior science, New Star Science 4 books are aimed at the fourth primary school year. This Pupil's Book provides practical tasks and activities, with work throughout the topic and support for group activities. The topic covered is friction.

Dynamics With Friction

Author : Ardéshir Guran
ISBN : 9789812811271
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The dynamics of dissipative mechanical and structural systems is being investigated at various institutions and laboratories worldwide with ever-increasing sophistication of modeling, analysis and experiments.This book offers a collection of contributions from these research centers that represent the state-of-the-art in the study of friction oscillators. It provides the reader with the fruits of a team effort by leaders in this fascinating field. The present part II of this volume on Dynamics with Friction is a continuation of the previous part I, and is designed to help synthesize our current knowledge regarding the role of friction in mechanical and structural systems as well as everyday life. The topics covered include interaction of vibration and friction at dry sliding contacts, friction-induced instability in disks, dynamics of lubricated flexible links in kinematic chains, modal interactions in periodic structures, dynamics of an experimentally excited beam, transient waves in viscoelastic materials, dynamic stability of plates with damping, friction modeling and dynamic computation, damping through use of passive and semi-active dry friction forces. This book gives a comprehensive picture of dynamics of dissipative mechanical and structural systems. It also gives an up-to-date account of the present state of the field. It will be of interest to engineers, rheologists, material scientists, applied mathematicians, physicists and historians of science and technology. Contents: Interaction of Vibration and Friction at Dry Sliding Contacts (D P Hess); Vibrations and Friction-Induced Instability in Discs (J E Mottershead); Dynamics of Flexible Links in Kinematic Chains (D B Marghitu & A Guran); Solitons, Chaos and Modal Interactions in Periodic Structures (M A Davies & F C Moon); Analysis and Modeling of an Experimental Frictionally Excited Beam (R V Kappagantu & B F Feeny); Transient Waves in Linear Viscoelastic Media (F Mainardi); Dynamic Stability and Nonlinear Parametric Vibrations of Rectangular Plates (G L Ostiguy); Friction Modelling and Dynamic Computation (J P Meijaard); Damping Through Use of Passive and Semi-Active Dry Friction Forces (A A Ferri). Readership: Engineers, rheologists, materials scientists, applied mathematicians, physicists and historians of science and technology.

Friction

Author : Samantha Hunter
ISBN : 9781426854361
Genre : Fiction
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Sarah Jessup is supposed to be taking some R & R. A former hacker, she's now legit as a member of the crack HotWires team, investigating computer crime on Uncle Sam's dime. Taking her first real vacation in years means leaving the laptop--and handcuffs--at home. Or so she thinks. After one too many run-ins with sexy Logan Sullivan at the beach, Sarah is ready to indulge in a fling. Until she accidentally discovers he's a renegade cop on leave working a cold case--one involving an Internet sex scandal. Is Logan just using their relationship for cover? And how's he going to react when Sarah pulls out her own police badge?

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