scale factor


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scale factor

See cosmic scale factor.

scale factor

[′skāl ‚fak·tər]
(engineering)
The factor by which the reading of an instrument or the solution of a problem should be multiplied to give the true final value when a corresponding scale factor is used initially to bring the magnitude within the range of the instrument or computer.
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In order to further increase coding efficiency, the eight short windows can be grouped in such a way that coefficients within a group share scale factors.
Too high a value of contact stiffness scale factor may lead to slow convergence and too low a value of contact stiffness scale factor, while facilitating convergence, reduces accuracy.
If the decomposition level of DTCWPT is l and the scale factor of IMPE is [tau], then the number of the obtained subband signal is [2.
An increase in the scale factor also has a monotonic effect on the percentage change in the standard deviation of labor market tightness.
c] is expressed as a function of three adjustable parameters: virtual view number n, scale factor r and the depth value of ZPS [D.
The scale factor of the sensor that relates the output voltage to the external input rotation rate ([OMEGA]) is given by
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At this point, the F configuration parameter gets involved; it is a constant real-valued mutation scale factor controlling mutation amplification.
Both grades of accelerometers are temperature modeled regarding the Bias, Scale Factor, and Misalignment parameters.
To determine the scale factor (S), some method of applying angular rate must be used (in general a rate table).
Cosmologists describe this expansion by defining a scale factor R(t), which specifies the relative distance of the galaxies as a function of time.