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The Venomous Serpent By Brian Ball - The Venomous Serpent by Brian Ball The Work The Venomous Serpent was written by Brian Ball, and published by the New English Library Limited from Barnard's Inn Holborn, London E.C.I. in 1974. The book was made and printed in Great Britain by C. Nicholls & Company Ltd. This book is a fiction, horror book about vampires. The alternative name of the book is The Night Creature. The Author Brian Ball was born in the United Kingdom in 1932. He is perhaps best known to SPACE: 1999 fans for writing the first-season novel The Space Guardians, based on the episodes Missing Link, Force of Life, and The Guardian of Piri....   [tags: Venomous Serpent Ball Book Review] 1537 words
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The Life and Times of Lucille Ball - The Life and Times of Lucille Ball "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." That quote was one that Lucille Ball lived by throughout her twisted and turbulent life. As one of the most recognized faces in the world, she is known to millions simply as Lucy. She went from waitress and salesgirl to model to Goldwyn Girl to radio clown to an unlikely leading lady in a ground-breaking sitcom that is still seen in regular syndicated reruns more than 40 years after the series ended....   [tags: Lucille Ball Lucy Biography] 1119 words
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Dickinson's The Spider holds a Silver Ball - Dickinson's The Spider holds a Silver Ball Paradox baffles and inspires thinkers because it wipes out the greatest of conclusions, puts us intimately in touch with the very nature of inexplicable feeling, both simultaneously implodes and explodes the mind, and of course induces a certain sensation, as Dickinson puts it, “as if the top of my head were taken off.” It seems to me that in art this is the fix we desire, where sensation obliterates logic. Dickinson's poetry is one of the few places I have so far found the paradoxic tendency so profoundly expressed....   [tags: Dickinson analysis spider Silver Ball Essays] 1043 words
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Ambiguity in J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, Sylvia Plath’s The Ball Jar, and Richard Heller’s Catch 22 - Ambiguity in literature after World War II reflects and explores issues of self and society. These two ideas often work against each other instead of coexisting to form a struggle-free existence. J. D. Salinger, Sylvia Plath, and Richard Heller illustrate this struggle with their works. These authors explore ambiguity through different characters that experience the world in different ways. Identity, while it is an easy concept, can be difficult to attain. These authors seek out ambiguity with the human experience, coming to different conclusions....   [tags: american literature, catcher in the rye, the ball ]
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Marc Forster’s Monster’s Ball - Marc Forster’s Monster’s Ball Marc Forster’s Monster’s Ball is a depiction of one man’s journey to overcome his lifelong ignorance, but this seems to be the film’s only accomplishment. The grisly drama attempts to address pressing racial issues, but instead it creates a monstrous web of unanswered questions and unfulfilled plotlines cleverly masked by brilliant acting and cinematic beauty. The first half of Monster’s Ball revolves around a family of executioners responsible for the last days of a black death-row inmate....   [tags: Marc Forster Monster's Ball Essays] 1042 words
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Calixta As the Ideal Woman of the 1800's in At The Cadian Ball by Kate Chopin - Calixta As the Ideal Woman of the 1800's in At The Cadian Ball by Kate Chopin “Calixta would be there… That little Spanish vixen.” No matter what the age, there are certain types of women who seem to capture the attention of every man in the room. In the story At the ‘Cadian Ball by Kate Chopin, the protagonist Calixta is precisely that kind of a girl. She is an atypical female of her time. The ideal woman of the late 1800’s was demure, prim and restrained. She was the paragon of prudery, modesty personified....   [tags: Kate Chopin Canadian Ball Papers] 758 words
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The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner - “The death of the ball turret gunner” “The poem Death of the ball turret gunner” by Randall Jarrell describes the life of a world war two ball turret gunner, on his mission of protecting his B-17 while on it is on an air raid, bombing Germany. Jarrell somehow shows, in vivid detail how harsh and unforgiving war is, and the shear courage and resolve of what has now become known, as the greatest generation in only five lines. (Gale) Jarrell also shows us, that the men fighting on both sides are in a way innocent much like children, who have been taken from their sleeping mothers, and forced to go to war, and face its horrors and possibly death....   [tags: Poetry]
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Fate as a Pitcher, Life as a Ball - Many people go through their lives questioning what would have happened if some aspects had been different. What if a person’s worst enemy had been his/her best friend. Would he/she be a different person if he/she had grown up in a different town. Such questions as these can puzzle a person in reality, as well as in literature. In Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet, the protagonist raises the question of fate in the second scene of the fifth act, “There’s a divinity that shapes our ends.” Through the actions of the characters, a disastrous outcome is unfolded....   [tags: Character Analysis, Laertes, Claudius] 688 words
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Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation - Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation is a leading provider of Aerospace hardware. They specialize in the design and development in imaging and precision attitude control. Ball Aerospace and DigitalGlobe have been working together since the mid 90’s and Ball has been a key partner in meeting the increased demand for earth imaging and enhancing the geospatial information market. With the success of QuickBird, which was launched in 2001, images as small as 2 feet can be identified. Because of this, the two Companies merged their technologies and started working towards higher resolution capabilities in the aerospace industry....   [tags: Business, Aerospace Hardware, Digital Globe] 907 words
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At the Ball Game - With the thousands of poems depicting the game of baseball and its remarkable players, coming across a poem seeking thorough cross sectioning of the crowd is unusual, and rarely encountered. William Carlos Williams has created a poem which portrays the crowd as a quasi-organized mob bent on either cheering for their team, or in turn, booing them. The reason why Williams does this is because he is portraying, in a sense, simplicity versus chaos with simplicity being the game of baseball itself and chaos being the crowd....   [tags: essays research papers] 391 words
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Eye Ball - What would you expect to be the mindset of a misfit kid who isn’t really that popular who is playing baseball with the other kids because he wants to fit in with them instead of being himself. There is such a boy in a first person short story that was written by a worldly-renowned author. In “Eye Ball,” Spiegelman uses characterization to develop the theme of be yourself and don’t try to fit in with others at the expense of showing your true self. Spiegelman’s use of the little misfit boy as a round character reflects the theme because he realizes that he doesn’t fit in so well with all the other boys....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Spiegelman] 779 words
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The Soccer Ball: Effect of Air Pressure on the Movement of the Soccer Ball - Can you bend it like Beckham. With the right training, skill, and knowing more about the soccer ball, the individual will. The soccer ball is a very interesting object. A soccer ball has to have a certain amount of air pressure in order to work properly. The air also affects the soccer ball’s flight. The soccer ball is also made of different kinds of material and has different sizes. In the next couple of paragraphs I will tell you more about a soccer ball and the air pressure. The first soccer ball was a rubber soccer ball made of pig or ox bladder with leather in the 1800s (The Science of Soccer, 1998)....   [tags: sports] 837 words
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Lower Ball Joint - The ball joint is the most critical part inside the steering system of the car and the suspension system of the car. The lower ball joint is a joint that connects the front of the wheels in the vehicle and the main axle, and allows the wheels to move freely. Due to the movement of the steering linkage, the ball joints are flexible joints, which have the design of a ball and socket. These lower ball joints are always made of hard steel, and the bearing stud and the socket is received inside the steel housing....   [tags: Automobile Care] 896 words
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Tennis Science: The Power of the Racket and the Ball - Tennis Science: The Power of the Racket and the Ball Introduction Tennis is a popular sport mostly in western part of the world. This is played as single or double players. Each players has a racket that should be used in smashing the ball in to the other side of the court and take advantage in getting a score. This sport can enhance our physical fitness same as some hard core athletic sports like swimming, basketball, and many more. The mechanics in this game, make sure you should avoid to commit a mistake, make the opponent make a mistake and score a point....   [tags: maneuver the racket, velocity, direction]
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Effective Ways to Kick a Soccer Ball - Imagining myself as a high school soccer coach, I would like to optimize my team’s kicking performance. Some players consistently kick the ball successfully with the correct use of power and accuracy. To ensure that all players are able to achieve the same optimal kicking habits, this paper will document (1) the effective and ineffective habits of kicking, (2) describe biomechanical based kicking assessments, (3) describe how these assessments will measure the effective aspects of kicking and expected findings, and (4) provide suggestions on how I may modify programming based on the insights gained from these assessments....   [tags: Biomechanics of Soccer]
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Testing on Animals: Behind the Eight Ball - She sits alone in a threadbare, chilly, metal cage. Her eyes dart around wondering when the next torture will commence. If the testing fails to kill her, the stress definitely will. Entering is the doctor who plans to perform an eye irritancy test. The rabbit’s eyes will be held open with clips for at least three days if she survives that long (“Frequently Asked Questions”). Similarly, if these procedures would be performed on a human, they would be considered illegal. Yet, scientists continue to make harmless animals suffer incessantly....   [tags: humane society, erroneous act]
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The Clifford Ball - The Clifford Ball The Ball, the ball, the ball. The Clifford Ball 1996, the greatest musical performance I've ever witnessed, a time I'll never forget. "Where the fuck is Plattsburg, New York?" That was the main concern on a warm summer afternoon, as we began to pack up the car for a trip that will remain crisp in my mind better then vacation I've ever been on. It was Tom, Tim, Joe, Beau, Tom' brother Steve, Alex who flew in from Wisconsin, Tim's brother Sean and myself Tony. The weather couldn't been better, the mood...excitement, joy, and a little nervousness....   [tags: essays research papers] 929 words
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Warming Up the Ball Before Playing Squash Ball - Warming Up the Ball Before Playing Squash Ball Hypothesis Warming up the squash ball helps it bounce higher. Variables: Type of Surface Height of Drop - Independent variable Temperature of Ball Material of Ball Acceleration Due To Gravity Mass Angle of Surface Air Resistance Diameter of Ball Height of Bounce - Dependant Variable Plan I aim to find out if warming up squash balls before bouncing them affects the height of its bounce. I will need a squash ball, a meter ruler, goggles, a Bunsen burner, a heat proof mat, a tripod, a beaker half full of water, a thermometer, wire gauze and some tissue....   [tags: Sport & Exercise Studies] 644 words
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The Cricket Ball in the Sport of Cricket - The Cricket Ball in the Sport of Cricket Cricket is one of the most exciting sports in world. It is played is most countries in world. Cricket is not that popular in Unites States but it is the most popular sports in countries like India, England and Australia. Making cricket popular in America requires describing its equipments and the game itself. One of the most important equipment of this wonderful game is Cricket ball. The cricket ball is a little small than a baseball ball. It is round shaped, smaller than a wrist of an average size man....   [tags: essays research papers] 459 words
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Height of Bounce of a Squash Ball - Height of Bounce of a Squash Ball Physics Department ================== Experiment: Aim: To investigate if a squash ball will bounce higher than its average room temperature bounce, once the temperature inside of the ball has increased. Prediction: I predict that the ball will bounce higher than its average room temperature height once the temperature inside the ball has increased Hypothesis: I predict that the ball will bounce higher once it is heated because when the temperature increases, the gas inside the ball will too....   [tags: Papers] 560 words
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Factors that Affect the Bounce of a Ball - Factors that Affect the Bounce of a Ball Introduction There are many factors which will affect the bounce of a ball: · The size and shape of the ball · The material the ball is made from · The surface it is bounced on · The weight of the ball For example, a ball dropped on sand would absorb more energy than a ball dropped on a concrete floor. Aim To investigate the bounce of a ball. Prediction I predict that when you decrease the height you release the ball from, the height the ball bounces back up to will remain the same....   [tags: Papers] 763 words
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How To Hit A Golf Ball - Although golfers end the day on the 18th green, their day begins on a tee box. A drive, the first hit off a tee toward the objective hole, may seem very routine and insignificant, but, in fact, it is the most important shot taken on each hole. If golfers hit a long drive into the nicely cut fairway, they have only to hit the ball off the nicely cut grass on usually a clear path to the hole. But if they hit a drive into the woods, then they have to make sure the ball does not hit any trees, branches, or other obstacles when exiting the woods....   [tags: essays research papers] 602 words
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Effect of Spin on the Trajectory of a Kicked Soccer Ball - Introduction: I chose this project because soccer is one of the things I love to do. Soccer is one of the most popular sports across the whole world. In soccer being able to curve a soccer ball is very helpful for multiple reasons. One reason is to bend a ball around the a wall of players. Second to possibly score an amazing goal. And last of all to make a simple pass around a defender to a teammate. Anybody that plays soccer and enjoys it probably knows about the famous Roberto Carlos free kick....   [tags: Laws of Motion, Magnus Effect]
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The Physics of a Golf Ball - The Physics of a Golf Ball The first written reference of golf was in 1457. Golf balls have had extraordinary changes since that time; they've gone from leather pouches to dried gum to today's dimpled balls. These dimples help decrease the drag and increase the lift. Different forces are applied to the golf ball when struck by the club. Golf clubs have grooves to create backspin. And then there are different variables that affect how a golf ball will travel, these include: lie angle and the shaft length....   [tags: Papers] 1262 words
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Investigating the Bounce of a Squash Ball - Investigating the Bounce of a Squash Ball This investigation is associated with the bounce of a squash ball. I will be investigating 4 different types of squash balls, which have different, bounce properties and compare them to each other and relate them to why each different type of squash ball is used. The relationship will be associated with how different balls are used at different levels of proficiency in the game of squash i.e. the squash balls that don't bounce much will probably used at a less proficient level whereas the balls with the most bounce will be used at professional level....   [tags: Papers] 5410 words
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The Physics of the Curve Ball - The Physics of the Curve Ball Dad said that one of these days I would figure it out, but to this day I am still clueless. I have always been able to throw a decent curve ball; you don’t just throw 6 one hit games in your high school career without one. I have always wondered why and how the ball curves through the air, and it wasn’t until now that I have really had the chance to research a topic that has puzzled me for so long. I would bet that even pitchers in the “Big show” don’t know how or why, but they obviously have the talent and ability....   [tags: Physics Research Papers] 800 words
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The Meryton Ball in Pride and Prejudice - Pride and Prejudice How significant is the first ball to the rest of the novel. During the Meryton ball we meet all of the major and most important characters of the novel. We have already met the protagonist in previous chapters. During the ball, we get to understand Elizabeth’s character a bit more and her attitude towards others in different circumstances, situations and environments. Elizabeth is lively, intelligent, witty and sensible. She can control her emotions maturely in awkward situations....   [tags: English Literature] 968 words
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The School Ball - Original Writing - The School Ball - Original Writing I looked down at my mobile, staring at it. I had been doing that for the past half hour. I had wanted to do this for weeks but I was scared. I told myself it was either now or never. I pictured her face in my mind. I could see it now bright as light. That was what made me do it. I picked it up off the table and dialled her number, each button in turn. I could hear it ringing, ‘ring, ring…ring ring…’ Then I heard the receiver being picked up and a voice on the other side of the phone saying, ‘hello’ ‘Hi, can I talk to Melanie please?’ ‘Speaking, who’s this?’ ‘Hi’ I replied in a shaky sort of voice ‘it’s Jay, from school’...   [tags: Papers] 1197 words
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The Ball by John Berriman - This poem, by John Berriman, is about losing something that you love, and learning to grow up. It is about a little boy, who for the first time in his young life, is learning what it is like to experience grief at the loss of a much beloved possession - his ball. To us, the loss of a ball is of minor consequence, and our reaction to it is to say 'O there are other balls'. But to a little boy, this is not so. A dime, another ball, is worthless. Money is external, it cannot buy back our love, nor replace the things that we love: the things that really matter....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Poem] 306 words
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An Analysis of Vance v. Ball State University - Supervisory responsibilities vary among the multitude of available jobs in the market; however, there are certain functions that exist in all jobs. Supervisors must decide when to hire, fire, promote, discipline, or transfer an employee. For example, it is fairly simple to identify a Chief Probation Officer with a defined title and responsibility; however, enthusiastic employees working toward professional development may be selected to handle progressively responsible tasks within an organization....   [tags: supreme court, maetta vance, supervisor ]
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The Phenomenon of Ball Lightning - The Phenomenon of Ball Lightning Another startling sighting - and certainly one of the most detailed and scientifically credible - comes from Professor Roger Jennison (Department of Electronics, University of Kent) concerning his experiences on board a late-night flight from New York to Washington in March 1963. He later wrote of his experiences in the November 1969 issue of Nature. Jennison states that the phenomenon occurred after the aircraft encountered a thunderstorm in which it was enveloped by a bright and audible electrical discharge....   [tags: Papers] 907 words
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Macbeth - The Breaking Ball Of Clay - A conscience and will power are all things we develop over a period of time. You are born pure, like an unshaped ball of clay that is just waiting for a sculpture to shape you. Everything you come into contact with, everyone that helps you grow up and everyone one that you meet seem to take a turn on how you are going to turn out in life. You, a ball of clay is shaped and the person you are today is formed. Although many things change through life, some traights you never thought you had may become apparent or you might acquire new ones....   [tags: essays research papers] 777 words
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Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. - The ‘Carbolic Smoke Ball’ company was selling these self-proclaimed health enhancing and illness-curing products during and throughout the 1890’s, parallel to the catastrophic flu pandemic of it’s time. The smoke ball was a product created to flush out and prevent the illnesses that the company had outlined on their advertisement, providing they used it as stated in the advert. A brave and sales-enhancing campaign further stated that they were so confident of their product, that they would reward anybody who later contracted the mentioned illnesses £100....   [tags: contract law case]
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Analysis Of The Drag Ball Culture in New York City - Glamorous, fabulous, revolutionary, drag. There is a general accord about things our society labels as extrinsic. The subjects looked down upon are subcultures that have proven that if anything interrupts the conventions of society they are to be shunned. Jennie Livingston’s documentary, Paris is Burning, shows how a group of individuals bound by this common rejection, construct a subculture that has its own rules and standards. The documentary chronicles the lives of African American gay, and transgender within the drag ball culture in New York City in the mid – to – late eighties; a culture where they can create their own real identity and be themselves or anyone they want to be; a culture...   [tags: gender identiy, subscultures]
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Earth Vs. Giant Flaming Ball of Gas - Earth Vs. Giant Flaming Ball of Gas The world is burning. Or is it. This question has been the topic of arguments for years and has yet to be settled. There are sufficient arguments to both sides of this “dilemma”, but when you look at the facts and our past, only one side will prevail. It becomes clear that global warming does in fact exist, but there is nothing that we, as humans, can do about it. There are many facts proving that global warming exists. According to NASA, average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades (“Global Warming Fast Facts” 1)....   [tags: Environment ]
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Greatest Basket Ball Player: Michael Jordan - Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known as MJ, is a person everyone has heard about sometime in their life. Many consider him the greatest basketball player of all time. With his attributes and wits, he never lost hope. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation” (“Michael Jordan Quotes”). Which is what he was good at otherwise he wouldn’t have 6 National Championships. One example of his attributes was on June 11, 1997, Michael Jordan had come down with the flu. He was not supposed to show, but at pregame warm ups he was there....   [tags: mj, attributes, biography]
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The Missed Fly Ball - The Missed Fly Ball It was only a fly ball, but I missed it. I missed a fly ball in the final baseball game my 3rd grade year . It was a beautiful day, a few clouds covering the extremely blue summer sky. It was very hot. I remember this because of the tremendous amount of sweat that would run down my face while I stood out in right field. When I heard that crack of the bat, all I could hope for was that the ball would not come my direction. I have never had good luck, so the ball was coming right for me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1300 words
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Origins of Ball Games - Origins of Ball Games Ball games can be traced back to Egyptian times, carvings have been found in temples since 1500 BC and the games were linked with religious ceremonies. Christianity actually developed the game of tennis through French monks in the 11th or 12th centuries. The earliest version of the game was called 'La Soule' where the ball would be struck with either a stick or the palm of the hand....   [tags: Papers] 708 words
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The Old Ball Game - The Old Ball Game An American dream can be defined through an examination of the American lifestyle, and by picking out the most common themes. The most common themes Americans associate with are the basics: graduating at the top of the class, finding a high-paying job, settling down with the perfect spouse, a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence, two children running through the yard chasing the dog and of course apple pie and baseball. Yes, baseball is considered by many to be part of the American dream....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Lucille Ball - Lucille Ball 	Lucille Ball has made significant and positive contributions to the country with her comedy. Many consider her America's best female actress. Kathleen Brady, in fact, says, "Lucille Ball is one of the greatest performing artists America has produced" (ix). Throughout her career, Ball has not only been a comedienne, but also a superb businesswoman, an excellent role model, and has won numerous awards. 	Lucille Ball's major contribution has been as a comedienne....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Ball Bearings - The object of ball bearings (and roller bearings) is the substitution of pure rolling motion for plain sliding friction. Ball Bearings rely on the rolling motion of hardened steel balls to absorb loads. This rolling motion produces far less friction than the sliding motion. These steel balls are held in circular rows between an outer and inner ring, which have raceways, or slots, grooved into them to guide the balls. Ball bearings are available in both filling-slot and no filling-slot types. Other types of bearings have developed from these basic designs, like double-row and deep groove bearings, to handle specific application....   [tags: essays research papers] 416 words
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Lucille Ball - Lucille Ball Lucille Ball was the most loved television comedienne of her time. She was an American icon and is considered the first lady of television. With her strong work ethic and her determination, Lucille not only changed the face of television, she also paved the way for a lot of other female actresses. In 1940, Lucille Balled married her Cuban born husband Desi Arnaz. Together they developed the I Love Lucy show, which became one of the most popular sitcoms of all time. Although Lucille and Desi were set on doing the program, they had to overcome a few obstacles first....   [tags: Art] 623 words
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Fair Ball - Fair Ball This book was based off of Bob Costas opinion on baseball. I recommend reading this book because he was full of great ideas for the Major Leagues. Any real baseball fan needs to read a copy of Bob Costas' "Fair Ball." Costas addresses the issues pressing Major League Baseball, its owners, its players, and its fans. Everything that caused the 1994 work stoppage could happen again after next season. However, Costas very thoughtfully lays out a plan primarily for the owners, since they should be able to master what they own....   [tags: essays research papers] 378 words
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Squash Ball Bounce - Squash Ball Bounce It has been observed that squash players seem to warm there ball up before a game, and it seems to affect the bounce. Variables There are several factors which will effect the bounce of the ball, They are: · The height that the ball is dropped from. · The temperature of the ball. · The mass of the ball. · The force at which the ball is thrown with. · The surface of the ball (if it is hard or soft) The factor I am going to look at will be the temperature of the ball when it is dropped....   [tags: Papers] 1131 words
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Tennis Ball Investigation - Tennis Ball Investigation Aim: Investigate the factors that affect the bounce of a tennis ball. Key factors (variables): 1) Height of drop 2) Surface of bounce 3) Gravitational pull 4) Room temperature/ball temperature 5) Weight of ball 6) Material of ball 7) Brand of ball 8) Age/wear of ball 9) Size of ball 10) Force of drop/push How the key factors will affect the bounce: 1) The higher the drop the higher the bounce 2) The harder the surface the higher the bounce 3) The weaker the gravitational force the higher the bounce 4) The warmer the ball the higher the bounce 5) The lighter the ball the higher the bounce 6)...   [tags: Papers] 1476 words
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Bouncing Ball Investigation - Bouncing Ball Investigation This is an experiment to investigate bouncing balls and how they behave in different situations. Few independent variables will be changed, so the investigation is easy to manage, and the data is easier to process. The first independent variable that will be tested. The tennis ball is the constant variable factor (the variable that is kept the same, to make the investigation valid). The ball will dropped from increasing heights (cm-25, 50, 75,100,125,150,175,200) and the bounce of the ball will be measured....   [tags: Papers] 2123 words
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Bouncing Ball Experiment - Bouncing Ball Experiment Our simple experiment is to drop a ping pong ball weighed at 3 grams from a height of 1 metre then 90cm, 80cm, 70cm, 60cm, 50cm, 40cm and of course zero cm. From dropping the ball we can see how high the ball will bounce to after having a loss or gain of energy due to sound or movement of the ball as it hits a hard surface. I will drop the ball 3 times altogether, on the second bounce I will look specifically at the point it is likely to bounce to so the results will be more accurate....   [tags: Papers] 1268 words
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Bouncing Ball Experiment - Bouncing Ball Experiment A squash ball is a hollow ball made of rubber, with air inside. Before starting a game of squash, most players will "warm up" the ball by knocking it around the court. This raises the temperature of the ball and increases the "bounciness". In this experiment you can investigate the effect of temperature on the height to which a ball bounces. An alternative experiment is to investigate how the height of each successive bounce changes. Planning your experiment The height to which the ball bounces will depend on the initial height and the temperature, so you must decide which of the variables you are going to investigate and how you can e...   [tags: Papers] 764 words
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The Effects on a Ball Rolling Down a Ramp - The Effects on a Ball Rolling Down a Ramp Aim: I am trying to find out what factors effect the distance a ball rolls when released from the top of a ramp. Variables Input/Control Outcome Units Height of Ball from the ground Height of Ramp Distance ball rolls Centimeters (cm) Length of Ramp Speed ball rolls Surface of Ramp Direction ball rolls Surface of Floor Weight of Marble Size of Marble Surface of Marble Variables: The height of the ramp will change the speed and distance the ball rolls because when the ramp is higher, the ball will be higher....   [tags: Papers] 1345 words
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Squash Ball Investigation - Squash Ball Investigation Aim The aim of my investigation is to investigate the factors which affect the bounce height of a squash ball. Factors I could investigate =========================== 1. Surface 2. Height 3. Weight of ball 4. Types of ball (dot colour) 5. Temperature of ball Chosen variable =============== I have chosen to change the height that I drop the squash ball from, as the other possible variables would be unsuitable for our investigation....   [tags: Papers] 1298 words
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Bouncing Ball Investigation - Bouncing Ball Investigation Aims: In This experiment, I'm going to discover how the surface affects the height that a of a tennis ball Introduction: All green plants are able to use light as a source of energy. Chlorophyll (green coloured pigment in leaves) absorbs light and changes it into chemical energy, which is used to power all the chemical reactions that go on in a plant cell. This is called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process of producing glucose from sunlight, which takes place in the leaves....   [tags: Papers] 680 words
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