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Billiard ball

A billiard ball is a small, hard ball used in cue sports, such as carom billiards, pool, and snooker. [1]

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Artistic billiards

Artistic billiards, sometimes called fantasy billiards or fantaisie classique, is a carom billiards discipline in which players compete at performing 76 preset shots of varying difficulty.

Bakelite

Bakelite (sometimes spelled Baekelite), or polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride, is the first plastic made from synthetic components.

Balkline and straight rail

Balkline (sometimes spelled balk line or balk-line) is the overarching title of a large array of carom billiards games generally played with two and a third, red, on a -covered, 5 foot × 10 foot, less table that is divided by on the cloth into marked regions called.

Ball

A ball is a round object (usually spherical but sometimes ovoid) with various uses.

Bar

A bar (also known as a saloon or a tavern or sometimes a pub or club, referring to the actual establishment, as in pub bar or savage club etc.) is a retail business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, cocktails, and other beverages such as mineral water and soft drinks and often sell snack foods such as crisps (potato chips) or peanuts, for consumption on premises.

Bar billiards

Bar billiards is a form of billiards which involves scoring points by potting balls in holes on the playing surface of the table rather than in pockets.

Baseball pocket billiards

Baseball pocket billiards or baseball pool (sometimes, in context, referred to simply as baseball) is a pocket billiards (pool) game suitable for multiple players that borrows phraseology and even some aspects of form from the game of baseball.

Billiard Congress of America

Billiard Congress of America (BCA) is a governing body for cue sports in North America (here defined as the United States and Canada exclusively), the regional member organization of the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA).

Billiard table

A billiard table or billiards table is a bounded table on which billiards-type games (cue sports) are played.

Billiard-ball computer

A billiard-ball computer, a type of conservative logic circuit, is an idealized model of a reversible mechanical computer based on Newtonian dynamics, proposed in 1982 by Edward Fredkin and Tommaso Toffoli.

Blackball (pool)

Blackball (sometimes written black ball or black-ball) is a pool (pocket billiards) game originating in the United Kingdom and popular in multiple countries.

Blacklight

A blacklight (or often black light), also referred to as a UV-A light, Wood's lamp, or simply ultraviolet light, is a lamp that emits long-wave (UV-A) ultraviolet light and not much visible light.

Brunswick Corporation

The Brunswick Corporation, formerly known as the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company, is an American corporation that has been active in developing, manufacturing and marketing a wide variety of products since 1845.

Bumper pool

Bumper pool is a pocket billiards game played on an octagonal or rectangular table fitted with an array of fixed cushioned obstacles, called bumpers, at the center of its surface.

Carom billiards

Carom billiards, sometimes called carambole billiards or simply carambole (and in some cases used as a synonym for the game of straight rail from which many carom games derive), is the overarching title of a family of billiards games generally played on cloth-covered, pocketless tables, which often feature heated slate beds.

Celluloid

Celluloids are a class of compounds created from nitrocellulose and camphor, with added dyes and other agents.

Chicago

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

Cocaine

Cocaine, also known as coke, is a strong stimulant mostly used as a recreational drug.

Collision detection

Collision detection is the computational problem of detecting the intersection of two or more objects.

Colorado Springs is a home rule municipality that is the largest city by area in Colorado as well as the county seat and the most populous municipality of El Paso County, Colorado, United States.

Contact dynamics

Contact dynamics deals with the motion of multibody systems subjected to unilateral contacts and friction.

Cribbage (pool)

Cribbage, sometimes called cribbage pocket billiards, cribbage pool, fifteen points and pair pool, is a two-player pocket billiards game that, like its namesake card game, has a scoring system which awards points for pairing groups of balls (rather than playing cards) that total 15.

Croquet

Croquet is a sport that involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet through hoops (often called "wickets" in the United States) embedded in a grass playing court.

Cue sports

Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports), also known as billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick, which is used to strike billiard balls and thereby cause them to move around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by elastic bumpers known as.

Cue stick

A cue stick (or simply cue, more specifically pool cue, snooker cue, or billiards cue), is an item of sporting equipment essential to the games of pool, snooker and carom billiards.

Dilemma

A dilemma (δίλημμα "double proposition") is a problem offering two unrelated possibilities, neither of which is unambiguously acceptable or preferable.

Duke of Norfolk

The Duke of Norfolk is the premier duke in the peerage of England, and also, as Earl of Arundel, the premier earl.

Dynamical billiards

A billiard is a dynamical system in which a particle alternates between motion in a straight line and specular reflections from a boundary.

Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.

EBay

eBay Inc. is a multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.

Eight-ball

Eight-ball (often spelled 8-ball or eightball, and sometimes called solids and stripes, spots and stripes in the UK or, more rarely, bigs and littles/smalls, and highs and lows) is a pool (pocket billiards) game popular in much of the world, and the subject of international professional and amateur competition.

Elastic collision

An elastic collision is an encounter between two bodies in which the total kinetic energy of the two bodies after the encounter is equal to their total kinetic energy before the encounter.

Endangered species

An endangered species is a species which has been categorized as very likely to become extinct.

English billiards

English billiards, called simply billiards Serves as a good example; the book refers to English billiards simply as "billiards", from cover to cover.

Five-pin billiards

Five-pin billiards or simply five-pins or 5-pins (Italian: cinque birilli;, Federazione Italiana Biliardo Sportivo, 2004, Italy. Spanish: cinco quillas), is today usually a carom billiards form of cue sport, though sometimes still played on a pocket table.

Four-ball billiards

Four-ball billiards (often abbreviated to simply four-ball, and sometimes spelled 4-ball or fourball) is a carom billiards game, played on a pocketless table with four billiard balls, usually two red and two white, one of the latter with a spot to distinguish it (in some sets, one of the white balls is yellow instead of spotted).

Friction

Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and material elements sliding against each other.

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 British-American war film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick and starring Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio and Adam Baldwin.

Hair loss

Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, refers to a loss of hair from part of the head or body.

Hardness

Hardness is a measure of the resistance to localized plastic deformation induced by either mechanical indentation or abrasion.

Head shaving is the practice of shaving the hair from a person's head.

Himalayas

The Himalayas, or Himalaya, form a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.

Illumination problem

The illumination problem is a resolved mathematical problem first posed by Ernst Straus in the 1950s.

Ivory

Ivory is a hard, white material from the tusks (traditionally elephants') and teeth of animals, that can be used in art or manufacturing.

John Wesley Hyatt

John Wesley Hyatt (November 28, 1837 &ndash; May 10, 1920) was an American inventor.

Joseph Polchinski

Joseph Gerard Polchinski Jr. (May 16, 1954 – February 2, 2018) was an American theoretical physicist and string theorist.

Juggling

Juggling is a physical skill, performed by a juggler, involving the manipulation of objects for recreation, entertainment, art or sport.

Kaisa (cue sport)

Kaisa or karoliina is a cue sport mainly played in Finland.

Lissajous knot

In knot theory, a Lissajous knot is a knot defined by parametric equations of the form where n_x, n_y, and n_z are integers and the phase shifts \phi_x, \phi_y, and \phi_z may be any real numbers.

Magic (illusion)

Magic, along with its subgenres of, and sometimes referred to as illusion, stage magic or street magic is a performing art in which audiences are entertained by staged tricks or illusions of seemingly impossible feats using natural means.

Magic 8-Ball

The Magic 8-Ball is a toy used for fortune-telling or seeking advice, developed in the 1950s and manufactured by Mattel.

Malt liquor

Malt liquor, in North America, is beer with high alcohol content.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation.

Mariana Trench

The Mariana Trench or Marianas Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans.

Mathematics

Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, "knowledge, study, learning") is the study of such topics as quantity, structure, space, and change.

Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine (contracted from) is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is mainly used as a recreational drug and less commonly as a second-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity.

Michael Phelan (billiards)

Michael Phelan (April 18, 1819 – October 7, 1871) was an Irish-born American billiards player, manufacturer and owner of billiard parlors.

Multiplying billiard balls

Multiplying billiard balls (Excelsior Ball Trick, August Roterberg, 1898) is a magic routine that is popular with both amateur and advanced conjurors but still rarely seen.

Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain

Sir Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain, (13 January 1856 – 28 May 1944) was a British Army officer, and later Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary who resigned in the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland.

Newton's laws of motion

Newton's laws of motion are three physical laws that, together, laid the foundation for classical mechanics.

Nine-ball

Nine-ball (sometimes written 9-ball) is a contemporary form of pool (pocket billiards), with historical beginnings rooted in the United States and traceable to the 1920s.

Nitrocellulose

Nitrocellulose (also known as cellulose nitrate, flash paper, flash cotton, guncotton, and flash string) is a highly flammable compound formed by nitrating cellulose through exposure to nitric acid or another powerful nitrating agent.

Olde English 800

Olde English 800 is a brand of American malt liquor produced by the Miller Brewing Company.

One-pocket

One-pocket (sometimes spelled one pocket or 1-pocket) is a pocket billiards game.

Ounce

The ounce (abbreviated oz; apothecary symbol: ℥) is a unit of mass, weight, or volume used in most British derived customary systems of measurement.

Ox

An ox (plural oxen), also known as a bullock in Australia and India, is a bovine trained as a draft animal or riding animal.

Paul Vandy

Paul Vandy (c. 1874 – 19 October 1950) was the stage name of Charles Edward Maynard (born Charles Edward Davis), known as the juggling magician, who was a prolific performer from around 1894 to 1930 and is credited as the originator of magical juggling.

Phenol formaldehyde resin

Phenol formaldehyde resins (PF) or phenolic resins are synthetic polymers obtained by the reaction of phenol or substituted phenol with formaldehyde.

Physics

Physics (from knowledge of nature, from φύσις phýsis "nature") is the natural science that studies matterAt the start of The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Richard Feynman offers the atomic hypothesis as the single most prolific scientific concept: "If, in some cataclysm, all scientific knowledge were to be destroyed one sentence what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words? I believe it is that all things are made up of atoms – little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another..." and its motion and behavior through space and time and that studies the related entities of energy and force."Physical science is that department of knowledge which relates to the order of nature, or, in other words, to the regular succession of events." Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, and its main goal is to understand how the universe behaves."Physics is one of the most fundamental of the sciences. Scientists of all disciplines use the ideas of physics, including chemists who study the structure of molecules, paleontologists who try to reconstruct how dinosaurs walked, and climatologists who study how human activities affect the atmosphere and oceans. Physics is also the foundation of all engineering and technology. No engineer could design a flat-screen TV, an interplanetary spacecraft, or even a better mousetrap without first understanding the basic laws of physics. (...) You will come to see physics as a towering achievement of the human intellect in its quest to understand our world and ourselves."Physics is an experimental science. Physicists observe the phenomena of nature and try to find patterns that relate these phenomena.""Physics is the study of your world and the world and universe around you." Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines and, through its inclusion of astronomy, perhaps the oldest. Over the last two millennia, physics, chemistry, biology, and certain branches of mathematics were a part of natural philosophy, but during the scientific revolution in the 17th century, these natural sciences emerged as unique research endeavors in their own right. Physics intersects with many interdisciplinary areas of research, such as biophysics and quantum chemistry, and the boundaries of physics are not rigidly defined. New ideas in physics often explain the fundamental mechanisms studied by other sciences and suggest new avenues of research in academic disciplines such as mathematics and philosophy. Advances in physics often enable advances in new technologies. For example, advances in the understanding of electromagnetism and nuclear physics led directly to the development of new products that have dramatically transformed modern-day society, such as television, computers, domestic appliances, and nuclear weapons; advances in thermodynamics led to the development of industrialization; and advances in mechanics inspired the development of calculus.

Plastics Historical Society

The Plastics Historical Society (PHS) was formed in 1986 and aims to encourage the study of all historical aspects of plastics and other polymers, including synthetic fibres, rubber and elastomers.

Poly(methyl methacrylate)

Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), also known as acrylic or acrylic glass as well as by the trade names Crylux, Plexiglas, Acrylite, Lucite, and Perspex among several others (see below), is a transparent thermoplastic often used in sheet form as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass.

Polyester

Polyester is a category of polymers that contain the ester functional group in their main chain.

Pool (cue sports)

Pool is a cue sport played on a table with six pockets along the, into which balls are deposited.

Practical joke

A practical joke, or prank, is a mischievous trick played on someone, generally causing the victim to experience embarrassment, perplexity, confusion, or discomfort.

Quantum mirage

In physics, a quantum mirage is a peculiar result in quantum chaos.

Resilience (materials science)

In material science, resilience is the ability of a material to absorb energy when it is deformed elastically, and release that energy upon unloading.

Reversible cellular automaton

A reversible cellular automaton is a cellular automaton in which every configuration has a unique predecessor.

Rolling resistance

Rolling resistance, sometimes called rolling friction or rolling drag, is the force resisting the motion when a body (such as a ball, tire, or wheel) rolls on a surface.

Russian pyramid

Russian pyramid, also known as Russian billiard (ру́сский билья́рд, russky bilyard) or pyramid billiards, is a cue sport that has several differences from Western pool, although game play is still dominated by attempts to billiard balls.

Saluc

Saluc S.A. is a Belgian speciality manufacturing company.

Scattering theory

In mathematics and physics, scattering theory is a framework for studying and understanding the scattering of waves and particles.

Seven-ball

Seven-ball is a contemporary pool game with rules similar to nine-ball, though it differs in two key ways: the game uses only seven as implied by its name, and play is restricted to particular pockets of the table.

Slang

Slang is language (words, phrases, and usages) of an informal register that members of special groups like teenagers, musicians, or criminals favor (over a standard language) in order to establish group identity, exclude outsiders, or both.

Snooker

Snooker is a cue sport which originated among British Army officers stationed in India in the latter half of the 19th century.

Sorel cement

Sorel cement (also known as magnesia cement) is a non-hydraulic cement first produced by Frenchman Stanislas Sorel in 1867.

Straight pool

Straight pool, also called 14.1 continuous or simply 14.1, is a type of pool game.

Ten-ball

Ten-ball is a modern pool game.

The Harris Brothers

Donald Harris and Ronald Harris (born October 23, 1961) are American twin brothers currently producing Aro Lucha out of Nashville.

Three-ball

Three-ball (or "3-ball", colloquially) is a folk game of pool played with any three standard pool and.

Three-cushion billiards

Three-cushion billiards (sometimes called three-cushion carom, three-cushion, three-cushions, three-rail, rails and the angle game, and often spelled with the numeral "3" instead of "three") is a popular form of carom billiards.

Transworld Publishers

Transworld Publishers Inc. is a British publishing house in Ealing, London that is a division of Penguin Random House, one of the world's largest mass media groups.

Ultracold atom

Ultracold atoms are atoms that are maintained at temperatures close to 0 kelvin (absolute zero), typically below temperatures of some tenths of microkelvins (µK).

Union Mondiale de Billard

The Union Mondiale de Billard (French for World Union of Billiards) is the world governing body for carom (carambole) billiard games.

United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.

World Eightball Pool Federation

The World Eightball Pool Federation (WEPF) is an international pool (pocket billiards) governing body overseeing international (principally British, Commonwealth, and continental European) tournaments and rankings in eightball pool (a game similar to eight-ball but played with red and yellow unnumbered balls instead of the stripes and solids numbered balls).

World Pool-Billiard Association

The World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) is the international governing body for pocket billiards.

8-Ball (band)

8-Ball is a four-piece rock band from Okinawa, Japan, formed in 1998, and consists of lead singer Ray; Leon, drummer; Chris, bassist and Keiichi Sato the guitarist.

8Ball & MJG

8Ball & MJG is an American hip hop duo from Memphis, Tennessee.

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