Baumeister, Theodore Formerly, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, New York; Editor in Chief, "Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers"
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Power developed from movement of masses of water. Such movement is of two kinds: (1) the falling of streams through the force of gravity (Fig. 1), and (2) the rising and falling of tides through lunar (and solar) gravitation. See also: Earth's gravity field; Gravity; Tide
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