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decomposition

[dē‚käm·pə′zish·ən]
(chemistry)
The more or less permanent structural breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms.
(geochemistry)
(mathematics)
The expression of a fraction as a sum of partial fractions.
The representation of a set as the union of pairwise disjoint subsets.
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Data obtained using the litter bag technique have been used to develop simple models to predict the decomposition of incorporated cereal straw (Douglas and Rickman 1992).
Narayanan (2010) Decomposition of Industrial Energy Consumption in Indian Manufacturing: The Energy Intensity Approach.
The Decomposition Matrix is intended to augment your existing methodology," according to Doug Barry, the site's creator.
n], we say that P has a Minkowski decomposition into faces of the standard simplex.
In general, storage decomposition is not a concern, but care should be taken not to store product in areas of high heat, such as near a heating radiator, as even when below the temperature of processing, a decomposition reaction may occur, albeit at reduced rate.
The authors advance to fascinating material on the arithmetics of geometric shape, morphological operations on nonconvex objects and the morphological decomposition and non-decomposition of binary shapes.
Second principle of mechanical signal decomposition is based on electronic filter banks.
Continuous Monotonic Decomposition of Complete Bipartite Graphs [K.
The trial of Casey Anthony, who has been charged with murdering her 2-year old daughter Caylee, dragged onto Friday and completed its second week with the prosecutor drawing the jury's attention to the decomposition odor noticed in Casey's abandoned car and her recorded lies.
The opposite of the bottom-up paradigm is the top-down paradigm, based on steps of decomposition and generalization.
The beginning and the end parts of rubber degradation follow the zero or the pseudo zero order decomposition kinetics (ref.
Interactions with respect to mass loss can also be antagonistic, which means that the measured decomposition is lower than the expected value (Smith and Bradford 2003; Coq et al.