principle of superposition


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Noun1.principle of superposition - (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest
principle, rule - a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system; "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
2.principle of superposition - the displacement of any point due to the superposition of wave systems is equal to the sum of the displacements of the individual waves at that point; "the principle of superposition is the basis of the wave theory of light"
principle, rule - a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system; "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
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It is known that the tensile residual stress can be added vectorially to a static load by the principle of superposition (Eq.
A mathematical model of the distribution of FC of linear SD (undistorting the sinusoidal voltage waveform) in the voltage distortion is based on the principle of superposition, involves the expansion of distorting parts of voltages in each PCC from the activities of all SD according to the following expression:
The principle of superposition has been used to apply the solutions to cases where all of the sheet edges are pinned.

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