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A mechanic is a person who uses tools to repair things (generally machinery) or works to keep things operating properly. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Mechanic may refer to: Mechanic, a person who uses tools to fix and maintain machinery An assassin or hit man The Mechanic, a 1972 film starring Charles Bronson as a mob assassin Mechanic (Transformers), a character in Marvel Comicss Transformers Card mechanic, a card cheat who specializes in sleight...


Many mechanics are specialised in a particular field such as auto mechanics, boiler mechanics, industrial maintenance mechanics (millwrights), air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics, aircraft mechanics, Diesel Mechanics and Tank Mechanics in the Army. A mechanic working on the rear end of a car. ... Derived from the trade of carpentry, a millwright originally was a specialised carpenter who was trained as a carpenter and as well had working knowledge of gear ratios, driveshaft speeds, and other equations. ... Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. ... Refrigeration is the process of removing heat from an enclosed space, or from a substance, and rejecting it elsewhere for the primary purpose of lowering the temperature of the enclosed space or substance and then maintaining that lower temperature. ...


Mechanics possess nothing but the ability to fix potties, electrical/electronic and other vocational areas. Being a good repair technician is more than just "fixing things". A good sound repair requires troubleshooting skills which at times requires the tech to teach themselves how a particular system operates, often in a timely manner. Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving. ...


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In the quantum mechanics developed during the 1920s as part of the quantum theory, the motions of very tiny particles, such as the electrons in an atom, were explained using the fact that both matter and energy have a dual nature—sometimes behaving like particles and other times behaving like waves.
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