# Difference between revisions of "Terminology"

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* Liklihood: measure of the relative frequency with which an hypothesis can explain observations | * Liklihood: measure of the relative frequency with which an hypothesis can explain observations | ||

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+ | * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Carlo_method Monte Carlo sampling]: repeated random sampling | ||

* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roughness Roughness]: deviation of a real surface and its ideal shape. | * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roughness Roughness]: deviation of a real surface and its ideal shape. |

## Revision as of 10:55, 11 August 2009

- Continuous function One that is everywhere differentiable. Also in Wikipedia.

- Liklihood: measure of the relative frequency with which an hypothesis can explain observations

- Monte Carlo sampling: repeated random sampling

- Roughness: deviation of a real surface and its ideal shape.

- Deviatoric stress: difference between the full stress and the spherical stress in a volume.

- 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