branch point

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branch point

[′branch ‚pȯint]
(computer science)
A point in a computer program at which there is a branch instruction.
(electricity)
A terminal in an electrical network that is common to more than two elements or parts of elements of the network. Also known as junction point; node.
(mathematics)
A point at which two or more sheets of a Riemann surface join together.
In bifurcation theory, a value of a parameter in a nonlinear equation at which solutions branch off from the basic solution.
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The divisions that mark these two new branch points would be expected to be independent events, so there is no reason to expect to observe correlation past this point.
As an example of his progress, Branch points to his decision to remove himself as head of Clark's college council, a policy-making body comprised of students, faculty and key administrators.
Consider the case of a polymer system with tertiary branch points where all three branches that emanate from the node are long enough to further entangle.
As for the branching challenge it was generally agreed that attacking the molecule at the branch points was the key to success but how to do this was far from clear.
Angles of branch points were assessed as (a) 45 [degrees] only, (b) 90 [degrees] only, or (c) ranging between 45 [degrees] and 90 [degrees].
As Branch points out in Parting the Waters, while activists in the Deep South were cracking segregation laws by registering blacks to vote, Martin Luther King Jr.
On top of each, a sharp wooden branch points upward.
Advanced Bifurcation Systems (ABS) has developed a novel technology to enable effective stenting of coronary arteries at their branch points (bifurcations).
Recently, it was also assumed that unidentified functional groups at the [omega]-terminal could form ionic bond with phospholipids, resulting in branch points (34).
We determined distal circumferences by measuring the length of a suture passed around the nerve just distal to branching off the com pound femoral nerve; we tabulated branch-free lengths as the linear distances between branch points.
When all the branch cuts for the square root functions in the above equations were taken along the real axis between each pair of branch points, using the above relations Eqs.