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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuous_function Continuous function] One that is everywhere differentiable. Also [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuous_function|here, in Wikipedia].
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuous_function Continuous function] One that is everywhere differentiable. Also [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuous_function|here, in Wikipedia]
  
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress_(mechanics)#Stress_deviator_tensor Deviatoric stress]: difference between the full [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress_(mechanics) stress] and the spherical stress in a volume.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress_(mechanics)#Stress_deviator_tensor Deviatoric stress]: difference between the full [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress_(mechanics) stress] and the spherical stress in a volume
  
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stencil_(numerical_analysis) Stencil]: node arrangement used to pass information through a numerical solution to a differential equation.  
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explicit_and_implicit_methods Explicit] numerical scheme: calculates state of a system at a future time using its state at the current time.  The discretized function of the dependent variable with respect to the space domain involves only the current time.
  
* Strain: measure of relative displacement between particles in a continuous material body; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deformation_(mechanics) deformation] of the material.  Note the distinction between [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finite_strain finite] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinitesimal_strain_theory infinitesimal] strain theory.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explicit_and_implicit_methods Implicit] numerical scheme: discretized function of the dependent variable with respect to the space domain involves the future time.
  
* Strain rate: change in strain over time.
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* Liklihood: measure of the relative frequency with which an hypothesis can explain observations
  
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_series Taylor Series]: representation of a continuous function as the sum of an infinite series of termsThe terms are derivatives of the function at a point.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Carlo_method Monte Carlo sampling]: repeated random sampling
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roughness Roughness]: deviation of a real surface and its ideal shape
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stencil_(numerical_analysis) Stencil]: node arrangement used to pass information through a numerical solution to a differential equation
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* Strain: measure of relative displacement between particles in a continuous material body; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deformation_(mechanics) deformation] of the materialNote the distinction between [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finite_strain finite] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinitesimal_strain_theory infinitesimal] strain theory.
  
* Some math(s):  
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* Strain rate: change in strain over time
  
:<math>\frac{\partial \phi}{\partial x}</math>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regular_grid Structured grid]
  
* This paper was/is fantastic: <ref name="MyPaper">Bloggs J and F Smith (2007) A great paper. ''Journal of Wonderfulness'', '''78''', 568-3472</ref>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_series Taylor Series]: representation of a continuous function as the sum of an infinite series of terms. The terms are derivatives of the function at a point
  
* No, really it is <ref name="MyPaper"/>
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* Uncertainty: indistinguishable interpretations of observational data
  
==Papers you should read==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unstructured_grid Unstructured grid]
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Latest revision as of 11:37, 14 August 2009

  • Explicit numerical scheme: calculates state of a system at a future time using its state at the current time. The discretized function of the dependent variable with respect to the space domain involves only the current time.
  • Implicit numerical scheme: discretized function of the dependent variable with respect to the space domain involves the future time.
  • Liklihood: measure of the relative frequency with which an hypothesis can explain observations
  • Roughness: deviation of a real surface and its ideal shape
  • Stencil: node arrangement used to pass information through a numerical solution to a differential equation
  • Strain: measure of relative displacement between particles in a continuous material body; deformation of the material. Note the distinction between finite and infinitesimal strain theory.
  • Strain rate: change in strain over time
  • Taylor Series: representation of a continuous function as the sum of an infinite series of terms. The terms are derivatives of the function at a point
  • Uncertainty: indistinguishable interpretations of observational data