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POE Vocabulary 4.3

This contains all the vocabulary words from Lesson 4.3. Good-luck!

accumulatora device in which a fluid is collected and sepecially in which it is kept under pressure as a means of storing energy
actuatora device that transfers fluid or electrical energy into mechanical energy
Bernoulli's Lawa change in the velocity of a fluid caused by a constriction produces an opposite change in pressure
Charles' Lawthe volume of a gas at a constant pressure is directly proportional to its temperature
compressora device that converts mechanical force into pneumatic energy
diaphragmpart of a pump that consists of a flexible membrane
displacementmovement of an object through a distance
dynamicsthe behavior of matter when in motion: the study of why objects move
filtera component used to remove impurities from air or liquids
hydraulic fluida liquid that is used in hydraulic systems to transfer energy; usually on oil-based substance
kinetic energythe energy of an object due to its mass and motion
Pascal's Lawa law that states when a force is exerted on a fluid
pressurethe force generated when energy is applied to a fluid; force per unit area
pumpa device that converts mechanical energy to fluid energy
reciprocatingmotion back and forth along a linear path
staticsthe study of objects in a state of equilibrium
temperaturea measurement of how warm something is
valvea mechanical device by which the flow of liquid, gas or loos material in bulk may be started, stopped or regulated by a movable part that opens, shuts or partially obstructs one or more ports
viscositythe thickness or flow characteristic of a liquid
volumethe amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object as measured in cubic units

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