Discrete quantity

that which must be divided into units, as number, and is opposed to continued quantity, as duration, or extension.

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Under scenarios of discrete quantity, the strategies of "resorting to the content" and "resorting to merger or re-combination of the content" are most commonly adopted for problem solving.
Analyzing the content of the Taiwanese teaching materials for equivalent fractions led us to the conclusion that the existing examples addressed the issue of flexible thinking in continuous quantity and discrete quantity scenarios.
After the structure of the fuzzy controller is determined, discrete the input value and do the fuzzy processing to establish the correspondence between the discrete quantity and the fuzzy quantity, so the transform between the precise quantity and the fuzzy quantity can be achieved.
Where: x is that the continuous quantity of the basic domain, y is the discrete quantity of the fuzzy set, int indicates the rounding operation.
Recently Steffe and Olive (2010) presented an argument that children's understanding of fractions involves the reorganisation of their knowledge of discrete quantity (i.
All material particles are composed by QS that vibrate at appropriate frequencies and that, in virtue of these vibrations, become seat of a discrete quantity of energy in the "entropy-state".
The discrete quantity of entropic energy that a quantum of space assumes when it becomes electron depends on the features of the region in exam, on the situation existing in that particular region of ATPS (namely on the type of interaction, "potential" to which the region of ATPS is subjected).
But if a message were carried by a lone photon--the smallest discrete quantity of light-intruders would be easier to detect.
Percent increase or decrease could be classified as a "stretching and shrinking" problem, although it is noted that in this case the relationship being considered is the scaling up of a discrete quantity not a continuous quantity as described by Lamon (1993).
QS become seat of a discrete quantity of energy (in the "entropystate") in virtue of a vibration at an appropriate frequency.
For example, according to the view proposed here, the electron is just a particle derived from a quantum of space that vibrates at certain frequencies and that, because of this vibration, becomes seat of a discrete quantity of entropic energy.

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