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Daimler, Gottlieb declining block rate
1834 1900, German engineer and inventor; with his colleague Wilhelm Maybach, Daimler s improvements in the internal-combustion engine, made in the 1880s, contributed largely to the development of the modern automobile industry.
Transportation. a leading contemporary automobile company, formed by the merger in 1926 of two of the pioneering companies of the industry, the Daimler Motor Company founded by Gottlieb Daimler, and Karl Benz s Benz & Cie. Popularly known as Mercedes-Benz from the name of their most famous vehicle, and now officially known as DaimlerChrysler since a 1998 merger with the U.S. auto company Chrysler Corp.
d Alembert, Jean le Rond
1713 1783, French mathematician and physicist who helped to resolve the controversy in mathematical physics over the conservation of kinetic energy by improving Newton s definition of force.
1766 1844, English scientist who developed the atomic theory of matter (1803); he revived the concept of atoms as described by the ancient Greeks (see DEMOCRITUS) and provided an explicit chemical and physical description for it. He also was the first to describe color blindness, a condition from which he suffered and which thus became known as Daltonism .
Measurement. an alternate name for the unified atomic mass unit; equivalent to the atomic weight of a hydrogen atom or 1657 10 ? 24 g.
Dalton s law
Chemistry. the statement that the total vapor pressure of a mixture of nonreacting...
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