asymptote


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asymptote

a straight line that is closely approached by a plane curve so that the perpendicular distance between them decreases to zero as the distance from the origin increases to infinity

asymptote

[′as·əm‚tōt]
(mathematics)
A line approached by a curve in the limit as the curve approaches infinity.
The limit of the tangents to a curve as the point of contact approaches infinity.
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In any case, we can reasonably assume that the marginal usefulness of the bandwidth provided is decreasing significantly and that there is little willingness to pay for an increase in this bandwidth: the ARPU relating to access and/or traffic has probably reached its asymptote (PWC, 2017).
direct sum]] depending on how the spacecraft's inbound and outbound asymptotes align relative to the axis of rotation.
With (23), the horizontal coordinate of a point on asymptote is x = [+ or -]a(y/b), and the vertical coordinate is y = [+ or -]b(x/a):
The so-called method of moving asymptotes (MMA) was introduced, without any global convergence analysis, by Svanberg [28] in 1987.
The lowest maximum asymptote for injury was detected when the product was applied at 9:00 pm compared with all of the other spray times (Table 3).
Essentially, what Asymptote is developing is a "cold chain" that will enable the freezing of cells in a cleanroom setting and their transport under controlled conditions to the point of thawing without the use of the most common freezing agent, liquid nitrogen.
However they would also conclude that these measures of immobility do not appear to asymptote to a stable value.
In comparison, the NRM characterization is expected to produce a TIF that is higher at low abilities and lower at high abilities, as a result of estimated ORFs with a lower asymptote at zero for correct answers.
Owing to results in Table 1, with different degrees of symmetry for the residue, BMIC in the two outlier percentage, S = 5 and 10%, showed an improvement in estimate accuracy relating to parameter a, which represents the upper asymptote.
They do not, however, elaborate on this asymptote, nor do they specify where this has been done (which is their reference no.
First, the rise in sBDNF follows a logistic model, which is characterized by a sigmoidal rise that proceeds exponentially from a lower asymptote then decelerates exponentially as BDNF levels reach an upper asymptote.
In model (2), k = [gamma](1 - m) and as t [right arrow] [infinity] an upper asymptote denoted A, where A = [([eta]/ [gamma]).