Definition of Retarding force
1. Noun. The phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid.
Generic synonyms: Resistance
Specialized synonyms: Sonic Barrier, Sound Barrier, Windage
Lexicographical Neighbors of Retarding Force
Literary usage of Retarding force
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1904)
"Rotation of the car by the eccentric retarding force does not occur in either case;but, in the first. it is because the reacting pressure of the rails upon ..."
2. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1860)
"In this case we have a retarding force por unit of mass equivalent to 6-49 ... Or, in other words, the retarding force of the slide breaks of Mr. Newall, ..."
3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1860)
"Reducing the results, we find that the retarding force exerted by each break in terms ... The general result of these experiments gives a retarding force of ..."
4. Electric Railway Handbook: A Reference Book of Practice Data, Formulas and by Albert Sutton Richey, William Charles Greenough (1915)
"Whatever the source of the retarding force, its operative effect in retarding the motion of the car is the same as that of an infinite number of small ..."
5. Library of Useful Knowledge: Natural Philosophy (1829)
"These observations being premised, we are now prepared to explain the experiments by which friction is proved to be an uniformly retarding force. (9. ..."
6. Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy: Considered in It's [sic by George Adams (1794)
"Is an uniformly retarding force, ib. 336. on his theory, iv. 325, 329. His principles, ib. 326. ib. 337. ..."