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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 09:55, 11 August 2009

  • 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