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distance

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A scalar measurement of the extent of a body's motion, irrespective of the direction in which it has travelled. Thus, when a body moves from one location to another, the distance through...

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drag

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The braking effect of friction, imparted by a fluid on bodies passing through it.

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microgravity

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

The very weak gravitational force that occurs on board a spacecraft in orbit round the earth.

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revolution

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

One complete turn or cycle of a periodic motion. For example a car engine may operate most efficiently at 3500 revs/min (revolutions per minute).

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