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The physics of baseball
The illumination of the ordinary—of why the sky is blue or why the stars shine—is not the least important role of physics and physicists. Then can't we add to the list of deeper queries some of theExpand
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The Mathematics of Projectiles in Sport
Preface 1. Motion under gravity alone 2. Motion in a linear resisting medium 3. Motion in a non-linear resisting medium 4. The basic equations and their numerical solution 5. Small drag or smallExpand
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Biophysical limits on athermal effects of RF and microwave radiation.
Using biophysical criteria, I show that continuous radiofrequency (RF) and microwave radiation with intensity less than 10 mW/cm(2) are unlikely to affect physiology significantly through athermalExpand
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Vibrational resonances in biological systems at microwave frequencies.
  • R. Adair
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Biophysical journal
  • 1 March 2002
Many biological systems can be expected to exhibit resonance behavior involving the mechanical vibration of system elements. The natural frequencies of such resonances will, generally, be in theExpand
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The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America
Daniel J Kevles 1987 (first published 1971) London: Harvard University Press xv + 489 pp price £10.50 (paperback) ISBN 0 674 66655 0 The new Harvard edition of the classic The Physicists is a welcomeExpand
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Rectification and signal averaging of weak electric fields by biological cells.
Oscillating electric fields can be rectified by proteins in cell membranes to give rise to a dc transport of a substance across the membrane or a net conversion of a substrate to a product. ThisExpand
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Theoretical limits on the threshold for the response of long cells to weak extremely low frequency electric fields due to ionic and molecular flux rectification.
Understanding exposure thresholds for the response of biological systems to extremely low frequency (ELF) electric and magnetic fields is a fundamental problem of long-standing interest. We considerExpand
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Criticism of Lednev's mechanism for the influence of weak magnetic fields on biological systems.
  • R. Adair
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • 1992
V. V. Lednev has proposed a mechanism that he suggests would allow very weak magnetic fields, at the cyclotron resonance frequency for Ca2+ ions in the earth's field, to induce biological effects. IExpand
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Detection of weak electric fields by sharks, rays, and skates.
The elasmobranchs-sharks, rays, and skates-can detect very weak electric fields in their aqueous environment through a complex sensory system, the ampullae of Lorenzini. The ampullae are conductingExpand
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Stochastic resonance at the single-cell level
Does the electricity with which we power our world pose significant health hazards from the resulting electromagnetic fields? Several authors, have speculated that ‘stochastic resonance’ — aExpand
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