superposition principle


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superposition principle

n.
1. A principle holding that two or more solutions to a linear equation or set of linear equations can be added together so that their sum is also a solution.
2. A principle holding that two or more states of a physical system can be added together to create an additional state.
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Noun1.superposition principle - (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
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Qubits, which have several states simultaneously due to the superposition principle, can store and process several values in parallel in one step.
But rogue waves are as normal and natural, caused by the same superposition principle, as every other wave, although not as frequently.
(2013a) used the time--temperature superposition principle to verify the master curves for wood--plastic composites.
Therefore, the time-temperature superposition principle has been applied to obtain master curves of the modulus for the polymer [21, 25-27].
This method is based on generalized polynomial chaos and the superposition principle. It can be used to solve random differential equations with a large number of random variables and an input right-hand side decomposed in an arbitrary number of random coefficients.
The first point to note is that based on their properties, bosons obey the superposition principle in a quantum state.
But thanks to something called the superposition principle - behavior exhibited by subatomic particles like electrons and photons, the fundamental particles of light - a quantum bit, or"qubit," can store a 1 and a 0 at the same time.
With the help of nondimensional temperature response "g-functions" that can be calculated from numerical methods, Eskilson [14] used the superposition principle to study the thermal response of GHEs.
Superposition principle in mathematical models of the factual contribution distribution of linear sources of distortion in voltage distortion at the point of common coupling.
According to superposition principle, the total settlement of the ground surface caused by the double tunnels excavation at the point (X, 0) of x-z coordinates in 2D can be expressed by
The semiempirical WLF equation [17, 18], one of the most famous approaches using time-temperature superposition principle (TTSP), was extended by Luo et al.