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altimeter

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Physics.

An instrument that indicates the altitude of an object above a fixed level, usually sea level. Pressure altimeters use an aneroid barometer with a scale graduated in altitude instead of...

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atomic pile

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Physics.

An early form of nuclear reactor using graphite as a moderator.

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coolant

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Environmental Science.

A liquid or gas that is used to cool a machine, including the liquid or gas used to transfer heat from the core of a nuclear reactor to the steam generators or directly to the turbines.

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electrical energy

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Environmental Science.

A form of energy related to the position of an electric charge in an electric field. For a body with charge Q and an electric potential V, its electrical energy is QV. If V is a potential...

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generator

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Environmental Science.

Any machine that converts mechanical power into electrical power. Electromagnetic generators are the main source of electricity and may be driven by steam turbines, water turbines,...

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kilowatt-hour

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Physics.

Symbol kWh. The commercial unit of electrical energy. It is equivalent to a power consumption of 1000 watts for 1 hour.

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metric ton

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Physics.

A unit of mass equal to 1000 kg or 2204.61 lb. 1 tonne = 0.9842 ton.

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nuclear fuel

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Environmental Science.

Fuel (such as uranium) that can be used to generate electricity in a nuclear reactor in a nuclear power plant.

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resistor

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Environmental Science.

A component in an electrical or electronic circuit that is present because of its electrical resistance. For electronic purposes many resistors are either wire-wound or consist of carbon...

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solar cell

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Environmental Science.

A means of indirectly harnessing solar energy, using panels made from a semiconductor material (usually silicon) that generate electricity when illuminated by sunlight. Solar cells can be...

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