Central force

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Central force (Math) a force acting upon a body towards or away from a fixed or movable center.
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Usage

In literature:

Hindenburg had achieved one of his chief objects in forcing the central Russian forces back.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Considering the inferiority of this road to the New York Central, we are forced to the conclusion that nearly 85 per cent.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
Near Saloniki two aeroplanes belonging to the Central Powers were forced to descend behind their own lines.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
As they came into the central and older part of the town, however, even John was forced to admit that it was "different," after all.
"John and Betty's History Visit" by Margaret Williamson
Meanwhile the Carlists, foiled in Biscay, were concentrating their forces in central Navarre.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 365, March, 1846" by Various
The work was centralized in the Washington headquarters and the forces were easily mobilized.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
With the shattering of the central globe the strange life force of the hybrid horde vanished instantly and completely.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
He did not move in a large sphere, but in his small sphere he was the central force, the dominating spirit.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
The mechanical force of steam began at once to centralize manufacturing.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
When the centralized constitution of 1835 came into force, their discontent ripened into open rebellion.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 81, July, 1864" by Various
A patrol car caught up with him on Grand Central Parkway and forced him off the road.
"You Don't Make Wine Like the Greeks Did" by David E. Fisher
In time, however, in a disintegrating community, the scarcity of children forces centralization.
"The Challenge of the Country" by George Walter Fiske
No trail would lead from it to the central force that worked in New York.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
Beginning with the Central Park, we force our minds backward in an endeavor to make these dates real.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
In the southern and central colonies the stocks were a constant force.
"Curious Punishments of Bygone Days" by Alice Morse Earle
She seemed a central force about which musings, retrospections and quandaries revolved.
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
Their orbits are determined by the central force from which they receive their light and meaning.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Interviews" by Robert G. Ingersoll
When the central force is strong, men and women are full of life to the finger tips.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Central Europe was having democracy forced down its throat.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner
Charles Albert could dispose of 90,000 men, including some 30,000 from central Italy, but he took the field with only half his force.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various
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In poetry:

The impulse spread like the outward course
Of waters moved by a central force;
The tide of spiritual life rolled down
From inland mountains to seaboard town.
"The Preacher" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

He's taking over a Central Kentucky police force rocked by controversy.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S Bernanke said Friday in Jackson Hole that the central bank plans to respond forcefully to the nation's sluggish economic recovery.
Allen and Petraeus met Kelley while stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, headquarters of the Central Command.
This product offers options for preparing samples in single or central force modes when combined with an AutoMet 250 power head.
Two rookies assigned to the most dangerous floor at Los Angeles County's Men's Central Jail racked up some of the highest numbers of use-of-force incidents in the whole facility, documents show.
Two years ago Turkey was on its way to being a player in Central Asia, a major power broker in the Middle East, and a force in international politics.
Attacks against security forces and civilians in central and northern Iraq today have claimed at least 30 lives.
Insurgents launched attacks against security forces and civilians in central and northern Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens, officials said.
Insurgents launched attacks against security forces and civilians in central and northern.
BAGHDAD— Insurgents launched attacks against security forces and civilians in central and northern Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens, officials said.
BAGHDAD (AP) — The commander of Kurdish forces dispatched fighters to a disputed northern area of Iraq Wednesday, as tensions mounted between Iraq's central government and the Kurdish -ruled autonomous region.
BAGHDAD—The commander of Kurdish forces dispatched fighters to a disputed northern area of Iraq Wednesday, as tensions mounted between Iraq's central government and the Kurdish -ruled autonomous region.
The commander of Kurdish Peshmerga forces warned Tuesday that his troops might attack Iraqi government soldiers at "any minute" after the central government sent tanks and armored vehicles toward the disputed city of Kirkuk.
Around & About Theater: Central Works' new Reduction in Force.
She serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military's Central Command and Special Operations Command are located .
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In science:

The physical origin of this result is that the high energy proton-proton interaction reaches the black-disc limit for central values of the impact parameter, and forces inelastic diffraction to come from the peripheral region with b ∼ c ln s. A related observation was made by Schlein .
Summary Talk: First Workshop on Forward Physics and Luminosity Determination at the LHC
Internally and externally forced climate variability: A dynamical systems approach using the central england temperature record.
A selection of papers with some relevance to the investigation of the Sun-Climate link: Papers on Data, Methods and Commentary
An example of how one of the components of the MRST global fit fails when σW is forced up and down from its central prediction is shown in Figure 3.
Summary of the Structure Function Session at Dis01
In this work the adopted interactions are the central force of the modified Volkov no1 of case 3 which consists of the finite range two-body force and the zero range three-body repulsive force as a density dependent term, the spin-orbit force of G3RS with two range Gaussians and the Coulomb force.
Variation after Angular Momentum Projection for the Study of Excited States Based on Antisymmetrized Molecular Dynamics
When a star passes close enough to a central black hole to be torn apart by tidal forces, the stellar debris falls back onto the black hole and produces a luminous accretion flare (Rees 1988).
UV/Optical Detections of Candidate Tidal Disruption Events by GALEX and CFHTLS
Coulomb’s inverse square law for the force between two charges is one of the central features of classical electrodynamics.
Probing Minicharged Particles with Tests of Coulomb's Law
Left: Basic components of the monopole interaction, a Gaussian central force and a tensor force. (adopted from ).
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The dashed lines show the effect of the monopole part of a Gaussian central force only, while the solid lines include the effect of the monopole part of the tensor force.
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The dashed lines are for the central force only, while the solid lines include both the central force and the tensor force.
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Finally, Fig. 23 shows good matching between the biaxial elongation in the central region at the end of both steps issued from numerical simulation compared with experimental results. It also shows good matching in terms of loading force prediction for this complex path.
Tools for multiaxial validation of behavior laws chosen for modeling hyper-elasticity of rubber-like materials
After the initial dynamical phase of a merger, the importance of hydrodynamic forces in the nearly unbound fallback material ceases and the material becomes essentially ballistic until it returns towards the central remnant at late times.
Compact binary mergers: an astrophysical perspective
The phase dependence of the LenseThirring precession rate is a direct result of the Coriolis type force caused by the dipolar gravitomagnetic field of the central rotating black hole.
Prospects for Probing the Spacetime of Sgr A* with Pulsars
In the case of a 3P2 gap, polarization with central forces is expected to result in anti-screening and to increase the size of the gap.
Pairing and the Cooling of Neutron Stars
The star formation is the result of gas infall into the central few pc, which can be caused by a number of mechanisms such as bar-induced torques (Schinnerer et al. 2006), compressive tidal forces (Emsellem & van der Ven 2008), or the magneto-rotational instability in galaxy disks (Milosavljevic 2004).
Formation, Growth, and Destruction of Nuclear Star Clusters
The ρ decay pions were reconstructed in the central drift chambers apart from photoproduction data at W ≃ 200 GeV which had to use a calorimetric measurement because of the large boost of the ρo rest frame which forced the pions outside the tracker acceptance region.
Deep Inelastic Physics with H1
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