How to use Tension in a sentence
The tension was paying its toll in another way.
He shook the tension out of his shoulders.
As the weekend drew nearer, the tension grew.
All this tension was ruining the evening for both of them.
She couldn't tell, except that the tension in the room was increasing.Advertisement
Some tension faded from her frame.
Jackson turned the camera on, placed it in front of her and stood behind her with his hands on her shoulders, feeling tension in them.
He was able to tackle this kind of problem, unlike the strange tension between him and his mate.
Maybe the last situation was what gave her the courage to speak up when the inheritance tension came back.
The tension melted from his body at the sight of her petite frame and swirling silver-blue eyes.Advertisement
Shadows crawled over the world around her, and the tension in the air made it hard to breathe.
Sensing the level of tension in the room, Rhyn didn.t sit but leaned with his back against the wall, ready to launch across the table at whoever snapped first.
The tension in the room ratcheted up a notch.
Taran sensed the tension between the two men.
I tried to ease the tension that bound the room like a noose.Advertisement
The tension melted from Gabriel's shoulders as he sat on the settee across from Andre.
Howie had taken to picking at his fingers when the tension built.
They all attempted small talk, but the tension was palpable.
Darian snorted in amusement, though she heard the note of tension in his voice.
The tension was heavy enough to make Taran lower his stance further.Advertisement
This time the tension didn't leave his frame.
Another tension was in the air of the banquet.
The tension was thick, their heat filling the empty space between them.
He continued testing the tension on his bike chain, wiping the grease on a paper napkin.
The expression on all faces showed the tension people feel at the approach of those in authority.Advertisement
The tension between them was thick.
The tension in the room was high, each creature bristling with magic.
As soon as he entered he noticed and felt the tension of the amorous air in the house, and also noticed a curious embarrassment among some of those present.
Deidre eased against him, the tension fleeing her body.
The tension around Gabriel was present.
I could cut the tension between you two with a knife.
For the first time in days, the tension in her body loosened.
Memories of their nights together made him sensitive to the warmth of her skin, the tension between them.
As a matter of fact, it had been sexual tension then as well.
The tension of the stiff forms in the foyer was overwhelming.
Sensing her fear, he touched her arm, the edge of tension dissipating.
Across the room, Darkyn held the tension of a taut rubber band.
Jenn's tension fled from her as she picked up the small child and hugged her close.
At once, the tension eased from his frame, and his eyes went glassy.
The intimate moment was gone, replaced by the tension that always filled the space between them.
She had a mild headache, and the tension between her shoulders was aching from the stress of the discussion.
He understood better the tension between Ne'Rin and nishani after several hesitant stories from Talal of their discussions.
The odd tension was between them again, and she wondered what it was about her abductor that made her blood burn, especially when he was so unapproachable.
Her pain faded, and she drew a shaky breath as the tension in her chest loosened.
Despite the danger outside the walls, tension released her shoulders when she'd gone far enough to lose sight of the city's walls.
His face was still hidden in shadows, but there was little mistaking the tension in his frame.
The power swirling in the air around her grew as she neared Damian's door, and she was reminded of the tension in the air before a thunderstorm.
He sensed her tension slide away, and with it, the darkness.
Even Quinn seemed to have forgotten his desire to go public in the tension of our impromptu to act.
He shook out his tension but felt an even heavier sense of guilt.
The Council meeting was a bust, and there was more tension in the air than he could understand.
One way that society keeps a lid on the powder keg of tension between the rich and poor is through the welfare state.
Betsy asked, trying to ease the tension.
I can ease that tension.
Her remaining tension eased.
Increased tension FIG.
The dramatic tension ratchets up because we see his deviousness long before the Americans notice it.
Tension exists between ethnic groups, with the Islamic government of Chechnya even invading a neighboring republic this year.
Bianca held her breath and waited, able to feel the tension between them even with her eyes closed until he spoke again.
Just as she saw the adult in him, she saw his tension.
Her distress was rising with their tension.
Fitzgerald paused, building the tension.
Thankfully, Deidre was too upset to notice his tension.
Right now, he was too frazzled to know what else to do aside from make a joke to ease some of the tension.
They gazed at one another, the tension growing thicker.
She paced and rolled her shoulders to free them of tension.
The tension eased from his frame, and he said with effort, "No."
She smiled, breaking the tension.
I wouldn't be surprised the Shipton marriage was a disaster from the start and Donnie's silence is a result of that tension.
Jackson asked in an effort to break the tension.
She whirled away and paused in front of the bathing basin, a sigh robbing her frame of tension.
I don't understand the tension between him and his father.
Jonathan ghosted to his room for the evening, as though escaping the tension.
Had he said something to his father about their issue, or had Senor Medena merely picked up on the tension between them?
His regard was casual on the surface, but something in his eyes suggested an undertone of tension.
She couldn't see his expression, but she felt the tension mount between them.
The daily routine of coffee and the blonde eased his tension.
She squeezed by him, desperate to leave the tension of the bedroom.
The tension building within her wasn't something she'd felt in years.
She didn't know what to say or why the tension between them felt so … charged.
Something about him eased her tension.
She tried hard to pretend she didn't feel the sexual tension between them.
The minute she saw it, she started to feel her tension ease.
The woman was guarded, her tension clear, much like those sparring on the beach had been.
She almost groaned as he worked the tension free.
The scent of oak and amber and his calming presence eased some of her tension while filling her lower belly with fire.
By the tension between the two, their alliance was brittle at best.
This lowering tendency towards the low church pitch, and the final adoption of the latter as a general mean pitch throughout the 18th century, was no doubt influenced by the introduction of the violin, which would not bear the high tension to which the lutes and viols had been strained.
The two sections of the Argentine nation contrived to exist as separate governments without an open breach of the peace until 1859, when the long-continued tension led to the outbreak of hostilities.
But the suppression of disorder did not relieve the tension between the congress and the executive.
Meanwhile the enthusiastic reception accorded to the young German emperor on the occasion of his visit to Rome in October 1888, and the cordiality shown towards King Humbert and Crispi at Berlin in May 1889, increased the tension of FrancoItalian relations; nor was it until after the fall of Prince Bismarck in March 1890 that Crispi adopted towards the Republic a more friendly attitude by sending an Italian squadron to salute President Carnot at Toulon.
Essential are vibrating membranes between the cartilaginous framework, and next, special muscles for regulating the tension.
The effect of tension was subsequently studied by Nagaoka and Honda, who in 1902 confirmed, mutatis mutandis, the results obtained by Chree and Ewing for cast cobalt, while for annealed cobalt it turned out that tension always caused diminution of magnetization, the diminution increasing with increasing fields.
They also investigated the ' magnetic behaviour of various nickelsteels under tension, and found that there was always increase of magnetization.
Magnetization produces de- Tension produces decrease of crease of length in weak fields, magnetization in weak fields, increase in strong fields.
Changes of elasticity are in all cases dependent, not only upon the field, but also upon the tension applied; and, owing to hysteresis, the results are not in general the same when the magnetization follows as when it precedes the application of stress; the latter is held to be the right order.
Whether the pericardium and the ventral sinus are made to expand simultaneously or all the movement is made by one only of the surfaces concerned, must depend on conditions of tension.
Nitroglycerin is valuable as a preventive in cases of cardiac pain, such as angina pectoris, and it is also used in other conditions where it is desirable to reduce the arterial tension.
The movements of bones and muscles were referred to the theory of levers; the process of digestion was regarded as essentially a process of trituration; nutrition and secretion were shown to be dependent upon the tension of the vessels, and so forth.
The tension between Cetywayo and the Transvaal over border disputes continued, and when in 1877 Britain annexed the Transvaal the dispute was transferred to the new owners of the country.
There was palpable tension in the room.
An acceptance of the strike prevents apprehension and an increase of the tension in your body that is caused by it.
It helps reduce tension and thereby improves natural sleep patterns over a period of weeks.
He was regarded as the consummate peacemaker at a time of international tension.
Tension (as well as timing - lack of which is even bigger pet peeve for me) probably deserves its own topic.
Jacob expresses the tension between human perversity and divine love.
He has a tension pneumothorax pressing on his heart.
If gravity and surface tension did not predominate, the water drops on the surface would still be spherical as well.
His grip around her tightened at the tension in her body.
On this view the water flows upwards under the influence of variations of pressure and tension in the vessels.
The tension thus produced between the two statesmen was increased by the political complications of 18 751878 in south-eastern Europe, which began with the Herzegovinian insurrection and culminated at the Berlin congress.
At the critical point liquid and vapour become identical, and, consequently, as was pointed out by Frankenheim in 1841, the surface tension is zero at the critical temperature.
Mendeleeff endeavoured to obtain a connexion between surface energy and constitution; more successful were the investigations of Schiff, who found that the " molecular surface tension," which he defined as the surface tension divided by the weight.
The relation they suspected to be of the form -yS = KT, where K is a constant analogous to R, and S the surface containing one gramme-molecule, y and T being the surface tension and temperature respectively.
Howles, who, employing a high tension alternating arc, showed that the effectiveness depended upon the temperature.
Lovejoy at Niagara Falls, who passed atmospheric air, or air enriched with oxygen, about a high tension arc made as long as possible; but the company (the Atmospheric Products Company) was a failure.
So great was the tension at this crisis that a rupture with Spain seemed possible.
An oblong coil about an inch in length is suspended from each end by thin strips of rolled German silver wire, one of which is connected with a spiral spring for regulating the tension, the other being attached to a torsion-head.
The effects of tension upon the behaviour of a nickel wire are of a less simple character.
The effect produced by a current is exactly opposite to that of tension, raising the elongation curve instead of depressing it.
The same physicists have made some additional experiments upon the effect of tension on magnetic change of length.
Bidwell's results for iron and nickel were confirmed, and it was further shown that the elongation of nickel-steel was very greatly diminished by tension; when 2 Joule believed that the volume was unchanged.
Further, Maxwell's stress is a tension along the lines of force, and is equal to B 2 /87r only when B = H, and there is no magnetization.
If in the process of glass manufacture a glass vessel is suddenly cooled, the constituent particles are unable to arrange themselves and the vessel remains in a state of extreme tension.
In the design of a structure such as a tall reservoir dam it is important that the line of thrust in the material should pass inside the core of a section, so that the material should not be in a state of tension anywhere and so liable to open and admit the water.
Let Ti be the tension of the free part of the band at that side towards which it tends to draw the pulley, or from which the pulley tends to draw it; 1, the tension of the free part at the other side; T the tension of the band at any intermediate point of its arc of contact with the pulley; 0 the ratio of the length of that arc to the radius of the pulley; do the ratio of an indefinitely small element of that arc to the radius; F=TiT2 the total friction between the band and the pulley; dF the elementary portion of that friction due to the elementary arc do; f the coefficient of friction between the materials of the band and pulley.
Cornwell is superb at procedure, but far too brisk a writer to deliver sexual tension.
Check where you should steer clear of - places of political tension for example.
On stage, there's a subtle tension created that results in a thrilling climax to the show.
This causes tension on the brachial plexus which may stretch or rupture the nerves.
A small asymptomatic pneumothorax may rapidly develop into a life threatening tension pneumothorax during anesthesia.
They can go slack then come under tension without warning.
The almost spherical shape is due to the surface tension of the model.
We can also make available a knitted sample tension swatch (color is our choice ).
Used on all our canvases, tension wedges keep the canvas taut over time.
Using it can improve mental focus and to relieve muscular tension.
I suffered a lot of nervous tension at the back of my head, with slight paranoia.
Their sexual tension has been commented on by almost all the critics.
My husband thinks that it may be the alternator belt tension.
We propose to study fully three-dimensional free surface flows with the effect of gravity and surface tension included.
Petzold has deliberately chosen a slow, meandering, sometimes tortuous pace in order to build tension.
This interface, consisting of the maternal decidua and the invading placental trophoblast, is exposed to profound changes in oxygen tension during pregnancy.
Step 3. Carefully unhook the tension bracket over the CPU heatsink.
The color warp and the connecting weft being absorbent maintain the uniform tension of the weaving.
Not intended to cure diseases, reflexology therapy is valuable in locating high stress or tension areas in the body.
Tension between their families was an impediment to Zack and Carrie's marriage.
Many of us eat in order to relieve worry or tension, and that weight gain can lead to many other physical problems.
Reducing the tension now may go a long way to preventing health problems in the future.
Melanchthon, who in the tension which prevailed at the synod had shown himself inclined to negotiation, became suspicious on his return, and endeavoured to influence the elector of Saxony and Luther in accordance with his views.
If the length of the thread be k"pt invariable, a certain tension will give but one ventral segment; the fundamental note of the thread is then of the same pitch as the note of the body to which it is attached.
In like manner, on further lowering the tension to one ninth, three ventral segments will be formed, and so on.
The law that, caeteris paribus, n varies inversely as the thickness may be tested by forming a string of four lengths of the single thread used before, and consequently of double the thickness of the latter, when, for the same length and tension, the compound thread will exhibit double the number of ventral segments presented by the single thread.
The value thus obtained is generally appreciably greater than that obtained by a statical method in which the rod is pulled out by an applied tension.
In 1846 Major Warden occupied Winburg for a short time, and the relations between the Boers and the British were in a continual state of tension.
Bridges may be classed as arched bridges, in which the principal members are in compression; suspension bridges, in which the principal members are in tension; and girder bridges, in which half the components of the principal members are in compression and half in tension.
In suspension bridges the principal members are in tension, and the introduction of iron link chains about the end of the 18th century, and later of wire ropes of still greater tenacity, permitted the construction of road bridges of this type with spans at that time impossible with any other system of construction.
The immense extension of railways since 1830 has involved the construction of an enormous number of bridges, and most of these are girder bridges, in which about half the superstructure is in tension and half in compression.
But it is usual in many cases to provide a sufficient section of steel to carry all the tension.
The function of the flanges is to resist a horizontal tension and compression distributed practically uniformly on their cross sections.
Nevertheless the tendency is to use riveted connexions in preference to pins, and in any case to use pins for tension members only.
In both England and America in early braced bridges cast iron, generally in the form of tubes circular or octagonal in section, was used for compression members, and wrought iron for the tension members.
Let t be the statical breaking strength of a bar, loaded once gradually up to fracture (t = breaking load divided by original area of section); u the breaking strength of a bar loaded and unloaded an indefinitely great number of times, the stress varying from u to o alternately (this is termed the primitive strength); and, lastly, let s be the breaking strength of a bar subjected to an indefinitely great number of repetitions of stresses equal and opposite in sign (tension and thrust), so that the stress ranges alternately from s to -s.
It is possible that a correlation may be made between solubility and the energy of surface tension.
If, however, the energy of surface tension between the two substances were negative the surface would tend to a maximum, and complete mixture would follow.
From this point of view the natural solubility of two substances involves a negative energy of surface tension between them.
But as these tension and compression bars are`.
Cryolite is not a safe body to electrolyse, because the minimum voltage needed to break up the aluminium fluoride is 4.0, whereas the sodium fluoride requires only 4.7 volts; if, therefore, the current rises in tension, the alkali is reduced, and the final product consists of an alloy with sodium.
The question was thus left open, the tension between the two powers remained extreme, and war was only averted by the authority of the Grand Alliance.
The tension was relaxed with the fall of the Zanardelli government, and comparatively cordial relations were gradually re-established.
Gradually the tension between natives and foreigners relaxed, and mutual confidence was established.
A period of considerable tension ensued, the Turks removing the boundary posts at Rafa and sending strong reinforcements to the frontier.
The mechanical work is obtained by movement resulting from a change, it is supposed, in the elastic tension of the framework of the living cell.
In the fibrils existing in the cell a sudden alteration of elasticity occurs, resulting in an increased tension on the points of attachment of the cell to the neighbouring elements of the tissue in which the cell is placed.
By tonic contraction is meant a prolonged and equable state of tension which yields under analysis no element of intermittent character.
The tension developed by their means in the muscle is many times greater than that developed by a simple twitch.
The direction of attention to the performance of some movement by the arm ensures that looseness and freedom from tension in the thigh muscles which is essential for the provocation of the jerk.
As a result of the extreme pupillary dilatation, the tension of the eyeball is greatly raised.
The sight of many an eye has been destroyed by the use of atropine - in ignorance of this action on the intra-ocular tension - in cases of incipient glaucoma.
The use of atropine is absolutely contra-indicated in any case where the intra-ocular tension already is, or threatens to become, unduly high.
The former, from the Tertiary period even to the present day, has been -a region of compression; the latter, since the Carboniferous period at least, has been a region of equilibrium or of tension.
Lux Mundi and the Bampton lectures led to a situation of some tension which was relieved when in 1893 Dr Gore resigned his principalship and became vicar of Radley, a small parish near Oxford.
Fessenden, "Compressed Air for Condensers," Electrician, 1905, 55, p. 795; Moscicki, "Construction of High Tension Condensers," L'Eclairage electrique, 1904, 41, p. 14, or Engineering, 1904, p. 865.
The tension of the situation was increased when, on the 10th of February 1840, Thiers came into power.
Baldwin Latham made an elaborate examination of the meteorological conditions, and more particularly of the vapour tension, from which he draws the conclusion that the seasonal variations are due to exhalation from the ground.
It is evident that a system of jointed bars having the shape of the funicular polygon would be in equilibrium under the action of the given forces, supposed applied to the joints; moreover any bar in which the stress is of the nature of a tension (as distinguished from a thrust) might be replaced by a string.
This combination of equal and opposite forces is called the stress in the member; it may be a tension or a thrust.
By examining the senses in which the respective forces act at each joint we can ascertain which members are in tension and which are in thrust; in fig.
When extraneous forces act on the bars themselves the stress in each bar no longer consists of a simple longitudinal tension or thrust.
It is assumed that the form can be sufficiently represented by a plane curve, that the stress (tension) at any point P of the curve, between the two portions which meet there, is in the direction of the tangent at P, and that the forces on any linear element s must satisfy the conditions of equilibrium laid down in I.
The tension is constant, and the pressure per unit length varies as the curvature.
The former equation expresses that the horizontal tension is constant.
The condition is that the tension must not exceed the weight of a certain length A of the wire.
If T be the tension, W the total weight, k the sag in the middle, and FIG.
Finally, we may refer to the catenary of uniform strength, where the cross-section of the wire (or cable) is supposed to vary as the tension.
If the inclination of the string to the vertical does not exceed a few degrees, the vertical displacement of the particle is of the second order, so that the vertical acceleration may be neglected, and the tension of the string may be equated to the gravity mg of the particle.
In the case of the pendulum the tension of the string takes the place of the pressure of the curve.
Again, the tension R of the string is given by m,m2
The oscillation of M then resembles that of a particle at a distance a from one end of a string of length a+b fixed at the ends and subject to a tension mg.
If x be measured upwards from the lower end, the horizontal component of the tension P at any point will be Pay/ax, approximately, if y denote the lateral displacement.
Then, according to a well-known principle in statics, the normal pressure at the elementary arc do is TdO, T being the mean tension of the band at that elementary arc; consequently the friction on that arc is dF =JTdo.
F = T1 Ti = T1 (I ef9) Ta(ef 1)j When a belt connecting a pair of pulleys has the tensions of its two sides originally equal, the pulleys being at rest, and when the pulleys are next set in motion, so that one of them drives the other by means of the belt, it is found that the advancing side of the belt is exactly as much tightened as the returning side is slackened, so that the mean tension remains unchanged.
The work lost in pulling a given length of rope over a pulley is found by multiplying the length of the rope in feet by its stiffness in pounds, that stiffness being the excess of the tension at the leading side of the rope above that at the following side, which is necessary to bend it into a curve fitting the pulley, and then to straighten it again.
Tension was increased by the fact that the Centre, or Catholic, party in the Reichstag was led by Windhorst, formerly prime minister to the dispossessed king of Hanover, and thus naturally became identified with the opposition of the smaller German states to the supremacy of Prussia.
Applied to the conjunctiva it causes anaesthesia, dilatation of the pupil, diminution of the intraocular tension, and some interference with accommodation.
Ohm introduced the definite conception of the distribution along the circuit of " electroscopic force " or tension (Spannung), corresponding to the modern term potential.
Geissler (1815-1879) containing air, carbonic acid, hydrogen, &c., under a pressure of one or two millimetres, exhibit beautiful appearances when traversed by the high tension current produced by the secondary circuit of an induction coil.
Hopkinson had been inclined to attribute the anomaly to an increase in the tension of the bifilar threads, owing to a downward pull on the needle, but they showed that this theory would not account for the discrepancy.
The reason probably is that the application of cold causes contraction of the arteries leading to the inflamed part, while heat by dilating the vessels around forms a side channel through which the blood passes, the tension in the seat of inflammation being thus lessened in both cases.
The removal of blood, either by incision or by the application of leeches, sometimes gives considerable relief to the pain and tension of inflamed parts.
High tension in the arteries is often associated with sleeplessness, the pressure of blood being such that the circulation in the brain is constantly maintained at a high rate of speed and the brain is unable to obtain rest.
It is therefore very important to discover high tension at an early period.
The tension within the blood-vessels is generally high, and the patients run a risk of anginal attacks or of apoplexy.
The daily use of potash, and especially nitrate of potash, tends to reduce the tension and increase the patient's safety, but if pushed too far may sometimes render him very weak and depressed.
The situation in August 1895 was thus one of extreme tension.
An Industrial Commission, appointed (under pressure) by President Kruger in 1897 to inquire into a number of grievances affecting the gold industry, had reported in favour of reforms. The recommendations of the commission, if adopted, would have done something towards relieving the tension, but President Kruger and his executive refused to be guided by them.
It was left for Cleanthes to discover this motive cause in a conception familiar to Zeno, as to the Cynics before him, but restricted to the region of ethics - the conception of tension or effort.
It is the idea of tension or tonicity as the essential attribute of body, in contradistinction to passive inert matter, which is distinctively Stoic. The Epicureans leave unexplained the primary constitution and first movements of their atoms or elemental solids; chance or declination may account for them.
A thing is no longer, as Plato once thought, hot or hard or bright by partaking in abstract heat or hardness or brightness, but by containing within its own substance the material of these qualities, conceived as air-currents in various degrees of tension.
But even then tension, the essential attribute of matter, is at work.
Though the force working everywhere is one, there are diversities of its operation, corresponding to various degrees of tension.
In this primitive Pneuma there must reside the utmost tension and heat; for it is a fact of observation that most bodies expand when heated, whence we infer that there is a pressure in heat, an expansive and dispersive tendency.
Motion backwards and forwards once set up goes to cool the glowing mass of fiery vapour and to weaken the tension.
The germinal worldmaking powers f (rrr p,uartKoi XOyoc), which, in virtue of its tension, slumbered in Pneuma, now proceed upon their creative task.
At every stage the degree of tension requisite for existence is slackened, and the resulting element approaches more and more to " inert " matter.
The residue that remains in original purity with its tension yet undiminished is the ether in the highest sphere of the visible heavens, encircling the world of which it is lord and head.
The tension which has been relaxed will again be tightened; there will be a gradual resolution of things into elements, and of elements into the primary substance, to be consummated in a general conflagration when once more the world will be absorbed in God.
Heraclitus offers no analogy to the doctrine of four (not three) elements as different grades of tension; to the conception of fire and air as the " form," in Aristotelian terminology, of particulars; nor to the function of organizing fire which works by methodic plan to produce and preserve the world (irup i&w 1 3aSii'ov iri ')4vEru Nor, again, is there any analogy to the peculiar Stoic doctrine of universal intermingling (Kpavms Si iiXov).
Once assume that every character and property of a particular thing is determined solely by the tension in it of a current of Pneuma, and (since that which causes currents in the thing cannot be absolutely the same with the thing itself) Pneuma, though present in all things, must be asserted to vary indefinitely in quantity and intensity.
In plants again and all the vegetable kingdom it is manifest as something far purer and possessing greater tension, called a " nature," or principle of growth (4d s ns).
Tension itself Cleanthes defined as a fiery stroke (ii yi irvpos); in his hymn to Zeus lightning is the symbol of divine activity.
So, too, the human soul must possess absolute simplicity, its varying functions being conditioned by the degrees or species of its tension.
Finally, the same cause, a relaxation of tension, accounts for sleep, decay and death of man and for the dissolution of the world; after death the disembodied soul can only maintain its separate existence, even for a limited time, by mounting to that region of the universe which is akin to its nature.
Their analysis of sensation supposes it to react, by a variation in tension, against the current from the sense-organ; and this is the mind's assent or dissent, which is inseparable from the sense presentation.
There is nothing more in the order of the universe than extended mobile bodies and forces in tension in these bodies.
So, too, in the order of knowledge there is nothing but sense and the force of reason maintaining its tension and connecting sensations and ideas in their proper sequence.
The illustration is valuable for the light it throws on the essential unity of diverse intellectual operations as well as for enforcing once more the Stoic doctrine that different grades of knowledge are different grades of tension.
Incidentally we meet there with the doctrines of Pneuma and of tension, of the corporeal nature of the virtues and the affections, and much more to the same effect.
His cabinet promised only slightly better terms to the foreign bondholders, but it relieved the financial tension in some degree; and by coming to an agreement with Germany in East Africa and with Great Britain in South Africa as to the delimitation of frontiers, he minimized the risks of conflict with either country.
This arises from its adhesion to the tube, and the upper part of the mercury sustains a considerable tension, or negative pressure, without the separation of its parts.
In like manner we may by experiment ascertain the general fact that the surface of a liquid is in a state of tension similar to that of a membrane stretched equally in all directions, and prove that this tension depends only on the nature and temperature of the liquid and not on its form, and from this as a secondary physical principle we may deduce all the phenomena of capillary action.
He also experimented on the effects of the thickness of the film, and came to the conclusion that the thinner a film is, the greater is its tension.
This result, however, was tested by Van der Mensbrugghe, who found that the tension is the same for the same liquid whatever be the thickness, as long as the film does not burst.
We shall then have E 1 - Mixoi S f El E - 4 S 2 Adding these expressions, and dividing the second member by S, we obtain for the tension of the surface of contact of the two liquids T,.
Since the tension is constant, the work that must be done to extend the surface by one unit of area measures the tension, and the work required for the generation of any surface is the product of the tension and the area.
The work required to produce this crevasse is twice the product of the tension and the area of one of the faces.
If we now suppose the crevasse produced by direct separation of its walls, the work necessary must be the same as before, the initial and final configurations being identical; and we recognize that the tension may be measured by half the work that must be done per unit of area against the mutual attraction in order to separate the two portions which lie upon opposite sides of an ideal plane to a distance from one another which is outside the range of the forces.
If a i, a 2 represent the densities of the two infinite solids, their mutual attraction at distance z is per unit of area 21ra l a fZ '(z)dz, (30) or 27ra l 02 0(z), if we write f 4,(z)dz=0(z) (31) The work required to produce the separation in question is thus 2 7ru l a o 0 (z)dz; (32) and for the tension of a liquid of density a we have T = a f o 0 (z)dz.
It is also practically independent of the curvature of the surface, although it appears from the mathematical theory that there is a slight increase of tension where the mean curvature of the surface is concave, and a slight diminution where it is convex.
The tension of the surface separating two liquids which do not mix cannot be deduced by any known method from the tensions of the surfaces of the liquids when separately in contact with air.
For if in the triangle abc the side ab is taken so as to represent on a given scale the tension of the surface of contact of the fluids a and b, and if the other sides be and ca are taken so as to represent on the same scale the tensions of the surfaces between b and c and between c and a respectively, then the condition of equilibrium at 0 for the corresponding tensions R, P and Q is that the angle ROP shall be the supplement of abc, POQ of bca, and, therefore, QOR of cab.
If four fluids, a, b, c, d, meet in a point 0, and if a tetrahedron AB CD is formed so that its edge AB represents the tension of the surface of contact of the liquids a and b, BC that of b and c, and so on; then if we place this tetrahedron so that the face ABC is normal to the tangent at 0 to the line of concourse of the fluids abc, and turn it so that the edge AB is normal to the tangent plane at 0 to the surface of contact of the fluids a and b, then the other three faces of the tetrahedron will be normal to the tangents at 0 to the other three lines of concourse of the liquids, an the other five edges of the tetrahedron will be normal to the tangent planes at 0 to the other five surfaces of contact.
The spreading of drops on the surface of a liquid has formed the subject of a very extensive series of experiments by Charles Tomlinson; van der Mensbrugghe has also written a very complete memoir on this subject (Sur la tension superficielle des liquides, Bruxelles, 1873).
If the tension of the surface between the solid and one of the fluids exceeds the sum of the other two tensions, the point of contact will not be in equilibrium, but will be dragged towards the side on which the tension is greatest.
If T12 denote the interfacial tension, the energy corresponding to unit of area of the interface b Q FIG.
Laplace does not treat systematically the question of interfacial tension, but he gives incidentally in terms of his quantity H a relation analogous to (47).
The problem is to make the sum of the interfacial tensions a minimum, each tension being proportional to the square of the difference of densities of the two contiguous liquids in question.
Now con sider the tension of the free surface of the liquid FIG.
All round its edge there is a tension T acting at an angle a with the vertical.
The circumference of the edge is 27rr, so that the resultant of this tension is a force 27rrT cos a acting vertically upwards on the liquid.
Equating this force with the resultant of the tension 7rpgr 2 h = 21rrT cos a, or h = 2T cos a/pgr.
Let l be the breadth of the plates measured perpendicularly to the plane of the paper, then the length of the line which bounds the wet and the dry parts of the plates inside is 1 for each surface, and on this the tension T acts at an angle a to the vertical.
The Weight Is Sometimes Equated To The Product Of The Capillary Tension (T) And The Circumference Of The Tube (27Ra), But With Little Justification.
Even If The Tension At The Circumference Of The Tube Acted Vertically, And The Whole Of The Liquid Below This Level Passed Into The Drop, The Calculation Would Still Be Vitiated By The Assumption That The Internal Pressure At The Level In Question Is Atmospheric. It Would Be Necessary To Consider The Curvatures Of The Fluid Surface At The Edge Of Attachment.
If The Surface Could Be Treated As A Cylindrical Prolongation Of The Tube (Radius A), The Pressure Would Be T/A, And The Resulting Force Acting Downwards Upon The Drop Would Amount To One Half (2Rat) Of The Direct Upward Pull Of The Tension Along The Circumference.
We Will Assume That When, As In Most Cases, Viscosity Maybe Neglected, The Mass (M) Of A Drop Depends Only Upon The Density (V), The Capillary Tension (T), The Acceleration Of Gravity (G), And The Linear Dimension Of The Tube (A).
For All Fluids And For All Similar Tubes Similarly Wetted, The Weight Of A Drop Would Then Be Proportional Not Only To The Diameter Of The Tube, But Also To The Superficial Tension, And It Would Be Independent Of The Density.
From this the weight of a drop of any liquid of which the density and surface tension are known, can be calculated.
In all these cases the internal pressure exceeds the external by 2T/a where a is the semi-transverse axis of the conic. The resultant of the internal pressure and the surface-tension is equivalent to a tension along the axis, and the numerical value of this tension is equal to the force due to the action of this pressure on a circle whose diameter is equal to the conjugate axis of the ellipse.
It is also stable as regards displacements transverse to the axis, for the film is in a state of tension, and any lateral displacement of its middle parts would produce a resultant force tending to restore the film to its original position.
The capillary tension endeavours to contract the surface of the fluid; so that the stability, or instability, of the cylindrical form of equilibrium depends upon whether the surface (enclosing a given volume) be greater or less respectively after the displacement than before.
On this point Plateau's explanations are not very clear, and he sometimes expresses himself as if the time of disintegration depended only upon the capillary tension, without reference to initial disturbances at all.
The time of vibration is of course itself a function of the nature of the fluid and of the size of the drop. By the method of dimensions alone it may be seen that the time of infinitely small vibrations varies directly as the square root of the mass of the sphere and inversely as the square root of the capillary tension; and it may be proved that its expression is - V C?
Extremely local contacts of the liquids, while opposed by capillary tension which tends to keep the surfaces flat, are thus favoured by the electrical forces, which moreover at the small distances in question act with exaggerated power.
Suppose the chain hanging between A and B to be of very great length, then the tension at A or B will be very great.
At first the tension will diminish, but if the process be continued the tension will reach a minimum value and will afterwards increase to infinity as the chain between A and B approaches to the form of a straight line.
Since the tension is measured by the height above the directrix these two catenaries have the same directrix.
Now let us consider the surfaces of revolution formed by this system of catenaries revolving about the directrix of the two catenaries of equal tension.
The equilibrium of the fluids would now be unstable if it were not for the tension of the surface which separates them, and which, when the orifice of the vessel is not too large, continues to preserve the stability of the equilibrium.
If the wave-length is X, the equation of the surface is y=b sin 2lrxx The pressure due to the surface tension T is p= - Td 2 = 4Ty.
Fluor-spar, though cubic, sometimes exhibits weak double refraction, probably due to internal tension.
Unless such faces are so far below the surface of the puddle, and so related to the lower parts of the trench, that no tension, and consequent tendency to separation of the puddle from the rock, can possibly take place, and unless abundant time is given, before the reservoir is charged, for the settlement and compression of the puddle to be completed, leakage with disastrous results may occur.
There is considerable distortion of the clay, resulting from combined shearing and tensile stress, above each of the steps of rock, and reaching its maximum at and above the highest rise ab, where it has proved sufficient to produce a dangerous line of weakness ac, the tension at a either causing actual rupture, or such increased porosity as to permit of percolation capable of keeping open the wound.
Next, Rankine pointed out that, in a structure exposed to the overturning action of forces which fluctuate in amount and direction, there should be no appreciable tension at any point of the masonry.
The condition, therefore, that there shall be no tension is important as an element of design; but when we come to construction, we must be careful also that no part of the wall shall be less permeable than the water face.
This will evidently happen when the centre of pressure i' is two-thirds from the inner toe b and one-third from the outer toe c'; and if we displace the centre of pressure still further to the right, the condition that the centre of figure of the diagram shall be vertically under that centre of pressure can only be fulfilled by allowing the point j to cross the base to j" thus giving a negative pressure or tension at the inner toe.
Arrow heads at the ends of an axis of an ellipse indicate tension as distinct from compression, and the semi-axes in magnitude and direction represent the principal stresses.
Tension is indicated by broken lines and compression by full lines.
The recent investigations already referred to indicate the desirability of curving dams in plan in order to reduce the possibility of tension and infiltration of water at the upstream face.
The materials, however, were poor, and it is probable that rupture by tension in a roughly horizontal plane took place.
Draining reduces the "surface tension" of the capil= lary water by removal of the excess, but the "water-table" may be many feet below.
The rim is also subject to a centrifugal tension of amount wv 2 /g pounds per square inch of section, where w is the weight in pounds of a length of one foot of the pulley rim one square inch in section, and v is the velocity of the rim in feet per second.
In English practice there are as many separate endless ropes as there are pairs of grooves in the two pulleys to be connected, but in cases of American practice the rope is continuously wound round the two pulleys, and the free end passes over a pulley mounted on a movable weighted carriage to adjust the tension.
At high speeds the centrifugal tension of the belt or rope, of amount wv 2 /g, may be considerable, and must be subtracted from the end tensions.
This state of tension and irritation could not last, and at length, towards the close of 1894, the French government sent an ultimatum to the Malagasy sovereign, demanding such powers as would have made French authority supreme in the island.
The old courtier Maurepas, jealous of Turgot and desirous of remaining a minister himself, refrained from defending his colleague; and when Turgot, who never knew how to give in, spoke of establishing assemblies of freeholders in the communes and the provinces, in order to relax the tension of over-centralization, Louis XVI., who never dared to pass from sentiment to action, sacrificed his minister to the rancour of the queen, as he had already sacrificed Malesherbes (1776).
To defend British interests, the West African Frontier Force was raised locally under Lugard's command, and a period of great tension ensued, British and French troops facing one another at several places.
In the Cortes the tension in tkc relations between the government and the opposition was growing daily more serious.
The process is based on the principle that whilst the odoriferous substances are insoluble in water, their vapour tension is reduced on being treated with steam so that they are carried over by a current of steam.
When it is remembered that at this time there was a great deal of tension between the Roman Catholics and the Protestants, who were fairly evenly matched in the duchies, and that the rivalry between France and the Empire was very keen, it will be seen that the situation lacked no element of discord.
At this point she'd like to say it was none of her business, but the growing tension was bound to affect them both eventually.
The last thing Lisa wanted to do was create tension to go along with the disruption she had already made in their family routine.
The kittens were a catalyst to crumbling the walls of tension that had been built between them.
Dusty followed her, a familiar tension filling him as he looked at the lone person in the room.
Her eyes traveled his face, and he saw her pupils dilate as the nearness and heat between them fed into the sexual tension.
While he didn't look anything other than pleasant, she felt his tension in the shimmering air around him.
She felt the tension within him melt, and the restless shadows wrap around her, cocooning them before retreating.
She sensed he demon's imperceptible tension rise.
Alerted by Past-Death's sudden tension, Deidre turned and took Selyn's arm.
Dean felt tension on the line.
The tension in Rhyn's body doubled.
The guards hung in a loose perimeter around him, and he felt their tension ease as they walked.
She didn't know what to say or why the tension between them felt so â€¦ charged.
She wavered on her feet and leaned into him, the tension melting from her as it did when he drew her blood earlier.
With unaccustomed activity the tight Achilles pulls the heel bone causing tension on the plantar fascia.
For the same reason, the Gripple can be used to tension a length of plain wire, but not barbed wire or netting.
The whole thing is almost entirely bereft of any dramatic tension, whatsoever.
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With unaccustomed activity the tight achilles pulls the heel bone causing tension on the plantar fascia.
The Solar panels can be unzipped and a snowboard attached via tension straps underneath.
These precious earth minerals aid in the relief of aches & pains, soothe the skin & help to release tension.
You feel the tension of energy in the rare alpine spruce top.
He did n't stray from the path or ever ante up the action or tension in any of the scenes.
It was a time of great tension in superpower relations.
They are so light that they do not penetrate the surface tension of the water, which supports them.
The effect of surface tension forces is particularly dramatically seen in this video clip, which shows the reflow of a BGA.
Steam actuation is also a serious possibility for micro-engineered devices, although surface tension effects caused by liquid water must be taken into account.
We can also make available a knitted sample tension swatch (color is our choice).
The pulsating bubble tensiometer used to measure dynamic surface tension of fluids.
Bush's proposals increase the tension in the Korean peninsula and have aroused great disquiet in world public opinion.
There is no time to do this if tension pneumothorax is suspected.
Tension headaches do not usually last for a long time.
Every last tiny detail is drenched with unbearable tension, especially at the very beginning.
Violent clashes at Stonehenge in 1988 and the undercurrent of tension in the hot summer of 1989 are still vivid memories.
We are going to look at the specific case of uniaxial tension.
The upward social mobility of this group, to which the Franklin most certainly belongs, caused tension between the social groups.
Migraine workdays lost per year due to migraine was estimated at 270 days per 1000 persons, compared with 820 for tension headache.
Contentiously debating politics has caused tension between my conservative and liberal friends.
The Apartheid was the reason for much of the racial tension in South Africa.