tuning fork


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a metal implement with two prongs that gives a fixed tone when struck

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That means that the larger arm of the tuning fork could transfer more heat than the smaller arm.
Vibration sense testing was performed with a 128-Hz tuning fork and documented by a single investigator using an 8-point numeric scale.
Assessment of vibration sensation was also done with a 128 Hz tuning fork applied at the distal plantar surface of big toe of both legs.
If I took a tuning fork and wanted to get it to the quantum ground state, I would have to cool it below 50 billionths of a kelvin," he explains.
Gently strike the tuning fork against your desk or tabletop.
No more than a lightbulb whose long electrical cord has been sliced open to allow the copper wiring to be soldered to the ends of a tuning fork, the sculpture prompts koanlike questions such as, What is the sound of light?
ATLANTA -- The clanging tuning fork test is far more accurate and sensitive than is the 10-g monofilament in screening diabetes patients for peripheral neuropathy, results from two studies suggest.
The 128-Hz tuning fork is among those four choices, along with pinprick sensation, ankle reflexes, and vibration perception threshold testing (Diabetes Care 2008;31:1679-85).
There are four primary tools that are used in DTR radar calibration methods: a tuning fork, a speed simulator based on amplitude modulation (AM) of the reflected radar signal, the vehicle's speedometer, and a fifth-wheel.
The FPS utilizes tuning fork mechanical resonator technology that simultaneously and directly measures viscosity, density and dielectric constant of fluids.
Systron Donner Automotive's MicroGyro self-contained inertial-rate sensing system includes a microscopic quartz MEMS double-ended tuning fork sensor, machined at the microscopic level of pure crystalline quartz for desirable rate sensing precision.
In this situation, the results of the 256- and 512-Hz tuning fork tests, which lateralized to the right ear, were a telltale sign of a false A-B gap.
At this point in the physical examination the tuning fork test was performed.
A confocal displacement sensor with 64 channels uses a vertically oscillating tuning fork for highly accurate 3D surface scanning within microns at high speed.