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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Carlo_method Monte Carlo sampling]: repeated random sampling
 
* [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.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roughness Roughness]: deviation of a real surface and its ideal shape
  
* [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/Stencil_(numerical_analysis) 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; [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.
 
* 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.
  
* Strain rate: change in strain over time.
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* Strain rate: change in strain over time
  
* [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.
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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
  
 
* Uncertainty: indistinguishable interpretations of observational data
 
* Uncertainty: indistinguishable interpretations of observational data

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