retrodiction


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retrodiction

(ˌrɛtrəˈdɪkʃən)
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the act or result of retrodicting
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Among specific topics are measuring the irreversible dynamics of a quantum harmonic oscillator, simultaneous wave and particle knowledge in a neutron interferometer, quantum entanglement and partial path information for a double split, quantum-mechanical retrodiction through an extended mean king problem, two cold atoms in a harmonic trap, and experimental polarization state tomography using optimal polarimeters.
This makes it difficult to determine functional relations accurately and to verify model behavior over long time spans by retrodiction, that is, by reproducing earlier temperature history.
Prediction was never superior to retrodiction, even when subjects were forewarned of a forward-directional test.
Immediately dyadic relations are, in themselves, irreducibly singular ones providing no basis for prediction or, of at least equal weight, retrodiction.
James Stewart's retrodiction of the present onto the past, Einar Gjerstad's essentialist (binary) view of men/women, Bernard Knapp's unilinear, economic view of social development and change, Walther Fasnacht's stereotyped division of labor, and Sturt Manning's views on emergent (ungendered) elites as the prime forces of social change.
quant-ph/0105013 and Discrete spacetime: classical causality, prediction, retrodiction and the mathematical arrow of time.
By retrodiction it is understood here the ability to correctly predict and explain the subsequent developments as they really happened.
This is retrodiction, not prediction: (14) granting Blake another five to ten years of relatively good health to pursue the work he loved, can the three of you sketch out, as a critical experiment, a brief descriptive catalogue of what might have been or almost was?
Table 3 Standardized canonical discriminant function coefficients for the retrodiction of responsiveness by dialogic communication indices Index Coefficient Ease of interface -.
Prediction in this context really means (as it usually does) retrodiction, that is correctly predicting previously occurring facts implied by a model but unmeasured prior to investigation.
Indeed, she could hardly have done it well, since he contrasts her viewpoint with later events (as he fairly notes), and it is thus tested for prediction, not retrodiction.
Attempts to do so can attain their results only after the prediction has turned into a retrodiction.