Phytoplankton

Phytoplankton are photosynthesizing, microscopic, autotrophic (self-feeding) components of the plankton community; plant-like marine organisms that live in watery environments, both salty and fresh. Phytoplankton form the center of the marine food web, serving as the primary food source for zooplankton, shellfish, fish, and larger marine creatures that consume them both. They are critical to the global carbon cycle, … Leggi tuttoPhytoplankton

Statics

Statics is the branch of classical mechanics that is concerned with the analysis of loads (force and torque, or “moment”) acting on bodies (assumed perfectly rigid) or physical systems that do not experience an acceleration (\(a=0\)), but rather, are in static equilibrium with their environment. When in static equilibrium, the acceleration of the system is zero and the system is either at rest or … Leggi tuttoStatics