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Physical force

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Physical force force applied outwardly to the body, as distinguished from persuasion, &c
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Quotations

  • Sholem Asch
    Sholem Asch
    “The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    Wayne%20Dyer
    “A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “Public Opinion... an attempt to organize the ignorance of the community, and to elevate it to the dignity of physical force.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. physikosphysis, nature.

Usage

In literature:

In a word he was well made and fully endowed with all the physical and mental forces necessary to the whole journey of his life.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
Isn't physical force warranted when there's no other remedy?
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
He experienced the physical misery that forces to submission men of large build more quickly than those of lighter make.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
Some scientists say that it depends on chemical and physical forces.
"Miracles and Supernatural Religion" by James Morris Whiton
As in physical, so in social science, impulsive forces sometimes act, and effectually disturb our system and our calculations.
"The Romance of Mathematics" by P. Hampson
With the stern demand on his physical forces a change was being wrought in his brain.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
The elementary forces in ethics are probably as plural as those of physics are.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
I do not think anybody could keep Willie away from me except by superior physical force.
"At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern" by Myrtle Reed
She cried out his name, and then sat down heavily, as if the words had been a physical force.
"Get Out of Our Skies!" by E. K. Jarvis
In Italy the ideal woman of modern times is the ardent patriot, full of active energy, or physical force, and dauntless courage.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
Her physical forces were almost exhausted, but her eyes gleamed brightly, and her cheeks had a rosy flush.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
They looked bewitched, and stayed not nor stopped in their wild orgy until physical distress forced them.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Was there, then, a science of controlling things, forces, without the use of physical tools?
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
There are, of course, different kinds of happiness as there are different kinds of physical forces.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Isn't physical force warranted when there's no other remedy?
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
The adjustment of the rival forces and the establishment of a system of physical order is referred to the great gods.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
Pain seizes me, physic soothes, I catch sight of thee, and it returns with full force.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
The time spent in the heaven world depends upon the mental and moral forces generated during the physical and astral life.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
The general idea is forced into different phases by the varying physical, intellectual, and moral conditions of men.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
Before Washington fell to the British in 1814, Alexandria was forced to capitulate and had to pay a high indemnity for physical protection.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
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In news:

According to the report Too Fat to Fight, 27 percent of young Americans are physically unfit to enlist in the armed forces.
The game's mental and physical toll eventually forces most top players to stop competing.
Yet, it's much easier to put a price tag on a physical product, forcing startups in this space to find new ways of monetizing information.
Special consideration is given to the physical factors that have been shown to increase the application of force of the collision to the vehicle's occupants .
Both emerged suddenly and forcefully as actors with the vocal command and physical presence that would allow them to define the great Shakespeare roles for a new generation.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday a Utah federal court judge erred in allowing a sentencing penalty to be assessed for both physical restraint and use of force in an aggravated sexual abuse case.
Prosecutors said Wednesday that they've charged 17-year-old Austin Sigg with using physical force and threats to sexually assault 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.
Once the victim produces a cell phone and gives it to the suspect, the suspect either flees on foot with the cell phone, or sometimes the suspect uses physical force to steal the cell phone from the victim.
The island has confidence courses that include zip lines and rock climb walls to force kids out of their comfort zones and help them overcome both physical and mental hurdles.
The Holy Grail of physics is having all particles and forces of nature explained by easy equations.
Bush is undergoing more physical therapy as part of treatment for a painful cough that has forced him to stay in a Houston hospital for almost two weeks.
Jackson, long a physical force, is continually seeking ways to fine-tune his body.
Lisa Randall explains the latest developments in physics that have the potential to radically change our understanding of the world—its makeup, its evolution, and the fundamental forces that drive it.
Special operations forces (SOF) value secrecy above everything except physical fitness.
The Higgs boson is the final piece of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, a theoretical model which describes the fundamental particles and forces that control our Universe.
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In science:

Since Riemann tensor uniquely determines tidal forces, these invariants fully characterize physical properties of the field at every point.
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions
Hence, the quantization of the force, not the charge, is the more fundamental physical description of the Coulomb interaction.
Electrodynamics and the Mass-Energy Equivalence Principle
This forces the mass of the ordinary neutrino to be small, and postulates a very heavy right-handed neutrino, therefore decoupled from low energy physics.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Physically, these controls mean that we can change the system mass geometry by internal forces.
Control of mechanical systems on Lie groups and ideal hydrodynamics
Obviously, large loops are responsible for forcing the collapse of the chain, but the overall behaviour of the mean square physical distance does not fit the experimental data.
A Random Loop Model for Long Polymers
This proposal had several advantages: First, gravity was required by both of the known critical string theories. a forceful way of expressing this is the assumption that the fundamental physical entities are strings predicts the existence of gravity.
The Early Years of String Theory: A Personal Perspective
You shall not find any new physics, because all physical events are interpreted well-known particles (leptons, quarks, photons, gluons, W-bosons, Z-boson) and forces which have long known (electroweak, gravity, strong interactions).
Zero
We are thus forced to conclude that the quantum mecanical description of physical reality given by wave functions is not complete.
Why Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen did not prove that quantum mechanics is `incomplete'
Almost all physical frames of reference in the universe are, strictly speaking, non-inertial because of the long range action of the gravitational force.
Generalized Principle of limiting 4-dimensional symmetry.Relativistic length expansion in accelerated system revisited
Second, in both the formulations of Newton’s Law, the term F µ, or equivalently its potential V, is supposed to contain all the informations about all the non-inertial, or better, physical forces acting on the particle.
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation
So, although the presence of gravity is given through the curvature of the spacetime, the gravitational forces are to be described side by side to the inertial effects into the Levi-Civita connection, while all the other, physical interactions will find place into the F µ term.
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation
The presence of the same anomalous effect despite the differences in tra jectories and physical design among these spacecrafts may be a hint of the existence of external forces or unknown physical laws.
The Anomalous Acceleration of the Pioneer Spacecrafts
We briefly review framboids, where conflicting physical forces usher in dynamic order.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
In static, non-rotating spacetimes, the surface gravity also has the physical interpretation as the limiting force at infinity required to keep a mass near the horizon.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
An example of fundamental relation in classical physics is ”force equal mass times acceleration” in the case of a point mass.
The quantum speed up as advanced knowledge of the solution
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