exponentiation

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ex·po·nen·ti·a·tion

 (ĕk′spə-nĕn′shē-ā′shən)
n. Mathematics
The act of raising a quantity to a power.
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exponentiation

(ˌɛkspəˌnɛnʃɪˈeɪʃən)
n
(in a mathematical equation) the use of an exponent to raise the value of the base number to a power
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ex•po•nen•ti•a•tion

(ˌɛk spəˌnɛn ʃiˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
the raising of a number to any given power.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.exponentiation - the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power
mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation - (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic"
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Usually negative exponents describe exploding solutions.
Since the time constants for the real systems are, of course, positive, this system will always have negative exponents. (A positive exponent would require a negative value for [T.sub.1] or [T.sub.2] which is, of course, impossible.) It is for this reason that all open loop systems are stable.
Small numbers, such as 0.006, can also be represented in scientific notation using negative exponents. Recall that the negative exponent indicates division (or the denominator in a fraction).