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RESISTANCE. The opposition of force to force.
     2. Resistance is either lawful or unlawful. 1. It is lawful to resist one who is in the act of committing a felony or other crime, or who maliciously endeavors to commit such felony or crime. See self defence. And a man may oppose force to force against one who endeavors to make an arrest, or to enter his house without lawful authority for the purpose; or, if in certain cases he abuse such authority, and do more than he was authorized to do; or if it turn out in the result he has no right to enter, then the party about to be imprisoned, or whose house is about to be illegally entered, may resist the illegal imprisonment or entry by self-defence, not using any dangerous weapons, and may escape, be rescued, or even break prison, and others may assist him in so doing. 5 Taunt. 765; 1 B. & Adol, 166; 1 East, P. C. 295; 5 East, 304; 1 Chit. Pr. 634. See Regular and Irregular Process.
     3.-2. Resistance is unlawful when the persons having a lawful authority to arrest, apprehend, or imprison, or otherwise to advance or execute the public justice of the country, either civil or criminal, and using the proper means for that purpose, are resisted in so doing; and if the party guilty of such resistance, or others assisting him, be killed in the struggle, such homicide is justifiable; while on the other hand, if the officer be killed, it will, at common law, be murder in those who resist. Fost. 270; 1 Hale, 457; 1 East, P. C. 305.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Depending on the frequency and parameters, the mechanical resistance can be active-inductive or active-capacitive.
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Roughness analysis using the rugosimeter was a simple technique to obtain important information about the shell, since the internal surface roughness can be related to the size and distribution of the shell-forming crystalline CaC[O.sub.3] microconstituents, which in turn can be related to the mechanical resistance of the shell (Graham & Sarikaya, 2000).
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In other words, if we have some type of coatings and we added some nanoparticles, resulting in an increase in the backscattering from the surface, then a worse dispersion and a decrease in mechanical resistance could be inferred.
is the mechanical resistance to compression and d is the density of the foam.
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Composed of several resins endowed with qualities that until now have remained unexplored, an 'extruded foam' substance may weigh as little as 700 kg per cu m in comparison with 1,270 kg per cu m hollow board, while retaining all the qualities like durability and high mechanical resistance exhibited by hollow profiles."

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