# 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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Previously, we tried to show that the data of the relaxation function ([phi]) decays in accordance with the time-temperature superposition principle [18], in which the extrapolation of the enthalpy-temperature (H-T) relation was used to derive the [phi] value.
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
Most models are based on the step response of the heat transfer rate and use the superposition principle to compute the response to an arbitrary load profile.
An original method based on the Time-Temperature Superposition Principle (TTSP) is proposed to determine viscous energy dissipation at any temperature and speed.
The quantum superposition principle, together with entanglement, dramatically contrasts the quantum from the classical description of reality.
Quantum theory is based on three fundamental axioms: measurement principle, superposition principle and entanglement, figure 3.
Using the linear superposition principle one can see that u(x,t) = v(x,t) + w(x,t), where v(x,t) and w(x,t) are electric fields of the pulses propagating along positive direction of x axis (from left to right) and in opposite direction (from right to left) respectively.
2) with the new coordinate system, superposition principle applied to states I and II yields the stress induced in any point of the infinite space:
In a case when the two thermal energy sources are present temperature distribution in the area around them could be calculated by applying superposition principle.
For single or double circuit lines, two dimensional numerical analysis is sufficiently accurate in the majority of practical cases and the magnetic induction is computed by using Biot-Savart's law and the superposition principle [7].
The topics include the time-temperature-age superposition principle for predicting the long-term response of linear viscoelastic materials, predicting the viscoelastic behavior of polymer nano-composites, fiber-bundle models to analyze creep rupture in polymer matrix composites, the continuum-damage mechanical modeling of creep damage and fatigue, accelerated testing methodology for predicting long-term creep and fatigue, and monitoring the structural health of composite structures for durability.

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