Application of the methods of engineering and science to exploitation of natural resources.


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MACHINE DESIGN

Application of science and invention to the development, specification, and construction of machines.

INTERIOR BALLISTICS

The science concerned with the combustion of powder, development of pressure, and movement of a projectile in the bore of a gun.

ACOUSTIC

A term pertaining to sound, or the science of sound.

HYDRAULICS

Engineering science pertaining to liquid pressure and flow.

HYDROGRAPHY

The science that deals with the measurement and description of the physical features of the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, and their adjoining coastal areas, with particular reference to their use for navigation.

HYDROGRAPHER

One who studies and practices the science of hydrography

PNEUMATICS

Engineering science pertaining to gaseous pressure and flow.

TRIBOLOGY

The science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion, including the study of lubrication, friction and wear. Tribological wear is wear that occurs as a result of relative motion at the surface.

HYPSOGRAPHY

1. The science or art of describing elevations of land surfaces with reference to a datum, usually sea level. 2. That part of topography dealing with relief or elevation of terrain.

THERMODYNAMICS

Part of science which deals with the relationships between heat and mechanical action.

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