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# characteristic time scale

Atmospheric Sciences (English-Chinese) dictionary. 2014.

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• Characteristic time — The characteristic time is an estimate of the order of magnitude of the reaction time scale. It can loosely be defined as the inverse of the reaction rate. In chemistry, the characteristic time is used to determine whether the problem needs to be …   Wikipedia

• Scale-invariant feature transform — Feature detection Output of a typical corner detection algorithm …   Wikipedia

• Time — This article is about the measurement. For the magazine, see Time (magazine). For other uses, see Time (disambiguation). The flow of sand in an hourglass can be used to keep track of elapsed time. It also concretely represents the present as… …   Wikipedia

• Scale invariance — In physics and mathematics, scale invariance is a feature of objects or laws that do not change if length scales (or energy scales) are multiplied by a common factor. The technical term for this transformation is a dilatation (also known as… …   Wikipedia

• Time signature — Common time redirects here. For the short story, see Common Time. Simple example of a 34 time signature: here there are three quarter notes per measure. The time signature (also known as meter signature) is a notational convention used in Western …   Wikipedia

• Characteristic polynomial — This article is about the characteristic polynomial of a matrix. For the characteristic polynomial of a matroid, see Matroid. For that of a graded poset, see Graded poset. In linear algebra, one associates a polynomial to every square matrix: its …   Wikipedia

• Characteristic function (probability theory) — The characteristic function of a uniform U(–1,1) random variable. This function is real valued because it corresponds to a random variable that is symmetric around the origin; however in general case characteristic functions may be complex valued …   Wikipedia

• Scale (social sciences) — In the social sciences, scaling is the process of measuring or ordering entities with respect to quantitative attributes or traits. For example, a scaling technique might involve estimating individuals levels of extraversion, or the perceived… …   Wikipedia

• characteristic — Index In dex, n.; pl. E. {Indexes}, L. {Indices}(?). [L.: cf. F. index. See {Indicate}, {Diction}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses; as, the increasing unemployment rate is an index of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Precambrian time — Interval of geologic time from с 3. 8 billion years ago, the age of the oldest known rocks, to 544 million years ago, the beginning of the Cambrian Period. This interval represents more than 80% of the geologic record and thus provides important… …   Universalium

• geologic time — the succession of eras, periods, and epochs as considered in historical geology. [1860 65] * * * Interval of time occupied by the Earth s geologic history, extending from с 3. 9 billion years ago (corresponding to the age of the oldest known… …   Universalium