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anisotropic

[¦a‚nī·sə¦träp·ik]
(physics)
Showing different properties as to velocity of light transmission, conductivity of heat or electricity, compressibility, and so on, in different directions. Also known as aeolotropic.

anisotropic

Descriptive of a material (such as wood) that does not have the same physical properties in all directions.

anisotropic

Properties that differ based on the direction that is measured. For example, an anisotropic antenna is a directional antenna; the power level is not the same in all directions. Contrast with isotropic.
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Electromagnetic fields due to dipole antennas over stratified anisotropic media," Geophysics, Vol.
The features of scattered waves in the magnetized plasma with anisotropic electron density and external magnetic field fluctuations is based on the vector wave equation for the electric field E:
In this paper we expand the application scope of these theorems to include anisotropic media as well as isotropic ones.
THE MODEL OF THE HELICAL STRUCTURE WITH INTERNAL ANISOTROPIC SHIELDS
It indicates that the modified anisotropic model is effective, feasible and generally applicable in the description of the stress path of excavated soils slope.
Thus our results extend [10] to the case where N [greater than or equal to] 2 and [gamma] is anisotropic and are sharper than that of [6].
For geologic applications, to measure thermal conductivity in the vertical direction normal to the surface, the model was developed for arbitrary angle between the ILS and the principal direction of heat flow in an infinite anisotropic medium (Grubbe et al.
In this paper we shall characterize from a mathematical point of view which of the anisotropic media possess the property of separating the TE polarized component from the TM polarized component of the waves that go through them or not.
It is used to determine the constitutive functions for the in-plane response of isotropic and anisotropic materials.
The subject of the contract is the supply of etching equipment for anisotropic ion etching using plasma.
Using the notation reduced tensor proposed by Lekhnitskii [26], the equation for anisotropic elasticity may be written as: