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    Quasiturbine engine takes in fuel after compression

    Dagnabit. Now I am interested. Has anyone found any new info on this type of engine? I just recently stumbled on the howstufworks.com article and now I am interested in what some of the posters around here would say about it.
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    Calculator for Mechanical Engineering

    I finished a two year engineering program with a TI-83 that will be about..... *counts on fingers* seven years old or so. And honestly, I didnt need much of the functionality available neither. HOWEVER Using your imagination to find out the purpose of the diffrent functions was half the...
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    Infinite Order!

    Thanks matt grime. I sort of kicked that idea around in my head, but I had came back to it and trashed it over and over again in my mind. I finaly wrote something that made sense and it is thanks to you. I hope someday I can return the favor.
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    Infinite Order!

    Oh....I think I sort of missed something. What I am trying to do is to show that ab has infinite order. a an b are easy enough to show through regular mathematics. I am having trouble with showing that ab has infinite order. In all honesty, it feels embarassing to even post this here because...
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    Infinite Order!

    Ok, here is the situation. I am working on a take home in which I have this problem involving the order of a group. Let: G be the group of all non singular matrices (matrices that you can invert) and the operation on the group is regular old matrix multiplication. a = a matrix: |0 -1| |1...
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    Spoilers on cars

    Just in case anyone wanted to know, the article was in "Racecar Engineering" magazine. It was November '03 Volume 13, No. 11. Its a U.K. Magazine and I got it in Barnes & Noble. www.racecar-engineering.com The article in question is called "Drag act" and the author is Paul Van Valkenburgh...
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    Spoilers on cars

    Yeah, sorry to dig up an old topic, but I figured that this is the best place to put this litle idea. I forget which issue of Racecar Engineering (Im not even sure if that is actualy the title); there was an editorial from someone who proposed that all aerodynamic downforce (i.e. spoilers and...
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