finite difference

(redirected from Center difference)

finite difference

[¦fī‚nīt ′dif·rəns]
(mathematics)
The difference between the values of a function at two discrete points, used to approximate the derivative of the function.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
He further noted that the students of this center have to think about their research topics from the day one which makes this center difference from others academic institutes.
From hospital births and birthing center differences to obtaining peace from pain, PAINLESS CHILDBIRTH blends case history examples with advise and tips.
In an additional descriptive analysis, the intraindividual ASI total score differences between baseline and week 4 of randomized treatment were tested for treatment group differences by means of a two-factor analysis of variance based on ranks, into which center was entered as a second factor to account for center differences. The other efficacy measures were evaluated using the methods of descriptive data analysis.
After mounting and trying six different scopes with varying optical center differences, left, right and vertical, I happened to hit one that was within a few inches of center and could be easily zeroed.