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isotropic

, isotropous
1. having uniform physical properties in all directions
2. Biology not having predetermined axes

isotropic

[¦ī·sə¦trä·pik]
(biology)
Having a tendency for equal growth in all directions.
(cell and molecular biology)
An ovum lacking any predetermined axis.
(physics)
Having identical properties in all directions.

isotropic

Said of a building material that has the same physical properties in all directions.

isotropic

The properties of a material that are the same in all directions. For example, an isotropic antenna radiates the same power in all directions. In practice, antennas cannot be 100% isotropic. However, a perfect isotropic antenna, called an "isotropic radiator," can be calculated, and it is used as a basis for measuring the signal strength of real antennas. Contrast with anisotropic. See dBi.
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Isotropic viscoelasticity is implemented in finite element software such as ABAQUS and MARC.
The two isotropic antennas employ tri-axis sensors with an integrated RF switch device, microcontroller and memory.
Anritsu also offers a third isotropic antenna with frequency coverage of 0.
It offers guidelines for the geostatistical interpolation and block-averaging of saturated hydraulic conductivity in statistically homogeneous and isotropic aquifers.
Poplawski takes advantage of the Euclidean-based coordinate system called isotropic coordinates to describe the gravitational field of a black hole and model the radial geodesic motion of a massive particle into a black hole.
In General Relativity, the change of the energy of a freely moving photon should be the solution to the scalar equation of the isotropic geodesic equations, which manifests the work produced on the photon being moved along the path.
The biaxial testing machine is being used to characterize isotropic and anisotropic elastomers, and thus helps the researchers to model the behavior of the material.
In the isotropic case, these parameters are proportional to the perimeter of the respective cells such that smaller cells have a stochastically longer life than larger ones.
The CIP Group, sells and machines isotropic graphite, extruded graphite, molded graphite and carbon-carbon composite.
The case for anthropogenic global warming necessarily rests upon the presumptions that (1) the sun is an isotropic and isochronous radiator, and (2) that the energy density of space, filled with electromagnetic radiation across the entire electromagnetic spectrum from trillions of cosmic radiators, is a constant.
It offers high flow and isotropic shrinkage for almost warp-free moldings.