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The downslope movement of crystalline glacial ice by plastic flow is a result of the
stress produced by the weight or mass of the ice composing the glacier. The ice
moves faster at the top of the glacier than at the bottom. Several conditions ...
Consequently, when a current begins to flow through a coil of wire, it undergoes
an opposition to its flow in addition to the resistance of the metal wire. On the
other hand, when an electric circuit carrying a steady current and containing a
coil is ...
Thermal insulating materials include asbestos, fiberglass, cork, and many other
materials that obstruct the flow of heat. Electrical insulating materials include
most nonmetals, but only a few, such as ceramics, plastics, cloth, and rubber, are
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