-ics, -tics [-ac after i]
(Greek: a suffix that forms nouns and is usually used to form names of arts and sciences)
2. The experimental and mathematical-computational study of the mechanical behavior of fluids.
Fluid mechanics includes the transfer of heat and matter resulting from motion of the fluid, and the driving of the fluid motion due to differences in density which may be induced by temperature, as well as the effects due to temperature dependency of the constants of materials; for example, the viscosity.3. The study of fluids and gases at rest and in motion which can be divided into hydrostatics, the behavior of liquids at rest; hydrodynamics, the behavior of liquids in motion; and aerodynamics, the behavior of gases in motion.
Hydrostatics takes into account the forces exerted by a liquid in all directions, not just the downward gravitational pull; such as, the upward force exerted on a submerged object that causes bouyancy.
Hydrodynamics is the study of fluid flow and fluid friction, or viscosity.
Aerodynamics is the study of the motion of gases which is most often applied to the study of air and the motion of solid bodies in it.
2. The science, or technology, of using tiny jets of a gas or a liquid rather than electronic circuits for sensing, amplifying, or controlling certain functions.
Forensic genetics is also a branch of forensic medicine which more broadly investigates the application of medical knowledge that were applicable to legal matters.
This is not a new field. Long before the era of DNA fingerprinting investigators used blood grouping, HLA typing, and other tests of genetic markers in blood to try to determine who did it (and, more often, who did not do it).
This may be in relation to a crime or to a civil action.2. Of or belonging to a court of law; judcial.
In 1659, it was a shortened form of an earlier forensical.3. The art or study of formal debate; argumentation; rhetorical.
Geoglyphs can be formed by piling up materials on the ground surface or by removing surface materials and most suggest a largely ceremonial function.
2. The study of the earth by quantitative physical methods; especially, by seismic reflection and refraction, gravity, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic, and radioactivity methods.
3. The scientific study of the physical characteristics and properties of the solid earth, its air and waters, and its relationship to space phenomena.
4. The science that deals with the weather, winds, tides, earthquakes, etc.; and their effects on the earth.
5. The soils, sediments, and rock layers of the earth's crust, both continental and beneath the ocean floors.
The meaning of the word geophysics is undergoing changes. The classical methods of geophysics are being applied to the planets now that we can reach them.
Seismological techniques are being used to study the interior of the moon, and magnetic field measurements are important probes for the planets.
The name will not change; however, because it is a most encompassing science, ranging from petroleum exploration on the earth to the understanding of the most distant planets.
2. The influence of geographic factors, population distribution, and natural resources on a nation's foreign policy; that is, the efforts of a nation to control a canal, trade route, oil supply, etc.
3. A combination of geographic and political factors relating to or influencing a nation or region.
2. The study or science of agriculture.