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It was once thought that a long tapered end in the shape of a vehicle would give it the most aerodynamic configuration. W. Kamm discovered that the length of the end would have to be so long as to make the vehicle impractical. There would also be an increase in surface area which would also create its own friction drag . He found that if he cut the theoretically long tail in half he would have both good aerodynamics and minimal surface drag . This sharply cut off rear end is named after him.

 

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A-2 tire
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A C CIRCUIT
A D Converter
A F ratio
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AABM
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AAIA
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AAM
AAMA
AAP
AAS
AAT
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ABC
ABCM
ABDC
ABI Inform
ABMA
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ABSORBENT
ABSORBER
ABSORPTION
ABSORPTION REFRIG...ABSORPTION REFRIG...ABSORPTION SYSTEM
ABSORPTION TOWER
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ABV
AC
AC Ace
AC Aceca
AC Buckland
AC Linearity
AC Shelby Cobra
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ACC(2)
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ACE
ACEA
ACETONE
ACID
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ACID GAS
ACID RAIN
ACID SOAK
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ACRC
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ACTIVATED CARBON
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ACTIVE STORAGE PILE
ACTIVE SYSTEM
ACTUATOR
ACV
ADA
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ADIABATIC COOLING
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