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Education News Archive - October 29, 2006

By Dave Marcus, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Oct. 29--PITTSBURGH -- Freshmen deep in conversation stroll along a tree-lined plaza and past a bubbling fountain. The classes are small here, and students say they get to know their professors. Gwyeth Smith Jr.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.