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aberration

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Medicine and Health.

n. (in optics) a defect in the image formed by an optical device (e.g. a lens). In chromatic aberration the image has coloured fringes as a result of the different extent to...

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BEAVIS, Andrew William (<i>born</i> 1966), Chief Scientific Officer, Vertual Ltd, since 2007; Head, Radiation Physics, Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust, since 2008

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Physics; History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Physiology. 151 words.

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bending moment

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Physics.

(about any point or section of a horizontal beam under load) The algebraic sum of the moments of all the vertical forces to either side of that point or section. See moment of a force.

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betatron

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Medicine and Health.

(bee-tă-tron)

a device used to accelerate a stream of electrons (beta particles) into a beam of radiation that can be used in radiotherapy.

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BURGE, Ronald Edgar (<i>born</i> 1932), Wheatstone Professor of Physics, King’s College, London, 1989–2000; Director, Leverhulme Trust Grant to Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 1994–98

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Physics; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Medicine; Medicine and Health. 223 words.

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cathode rays

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Physics.

The stream of electrons emanating from the negative pole (cathode) of a vacuum tube when an electric current is passed through it. At very high voltages, cathode rays emit high-energy...

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cyclotron

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n. a machine in which charged particles following a spiral path within a magnetic field are accelerated by an alternating electric field. It produces very high-energy charged...

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elastic modulus

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Physics.

Ratio of stress to strain in a given material. Strain may be a change in length, a twist, or a change in volume. See also flexural rigidity, modulus of compression, modulus of rigidity,...

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fluid mechanics

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that fluids exert on objects that are in or moving through the fluids. The fluids most relevant to exercise and sport biomechanics are air...

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gamma camera

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Physics.

A piece of apparatus that detects radioactivity in the form of gamma rays emitted by radioactive isotopes that have been introduced into the body as tracers. It contains an activated sodium...

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