# coefficient

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## coefficient

1. Maths
a. a numerical or constant factor in an algebraic term
b. the product of all the factors of a term excluding one or more specified variables
2. Physics a value that relates one physical quantity to another

## Coefficient

a numerical factor in a literal expression, a known multiplier of an unknown quantity of any degree, or a constant multiplier of a variable quantity. Thus, in the monomial −¾ a2b3 the coefficient is −¾; in the equation x2 + 2px + q = 0 the coefficient of x2 is 1 and the coefficient of x is 2p; and in the formula for the circumference of a circle l = 2πr the coefficient is 2π. In the equation for a straight line y = kx + b, the number k, which expresses the tangent of the angle that the line makes with the Ox axis, is known as the slope. Many of the coefficients in formulas expressing physical laws have special names, for example, the coefficient of friction and the coefficient of light absorption.

## coefficient

[¦kō·ə′fish·ənt]
(mathematics)
A factor in a product.
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From the end of 1988 through the middle of 1989, digestibility coefficients of desirable deer forbs were relatively low due to lack of rain and poor growing conditions.
In this study, specific growth rate, food consumption, feed efficiency, apparent digestibility coefficient, and energy allocation pattern of L.
The estimated DE from the analyzed GE values using the digestibility coefficient of GE were 3,103, 2,581, 2,553, 2,634, and 2,652 kcal DE/kg DM for the control, 30% LLM, 40% LLM, 30% MOLM, and 40% MOLM diets, respectively.
The DM and NDF digestibility coefficients and the TDN content coefficient were linear and negatively associated (p>0.
Digestibility coefficients of dried Awamori-pressed lees and dried Tofu lees in adult goats Digestibility Dried Dried coefficients (%) Awamori-pressed Tofu lees lees Dry matter 71.
Digestibility coefficients and total digestible nutrients in heifers according to different treatments Protein supplement (kg/d) Item 0 0.
The N and Ca digestibility coefficients are not significantly influenced by corn variety (p>0.
The apparent digestibility coefficients (ADCs) of the experimental diets for dry matter, crude protein, crude fat, ash and starch were calculated according to the following equation (Spyridakis et al.
Therefore, the increases in digestibility coefficients observed must occur through other mechanisms.

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