# branch point

Also found in: Wikipedia.

## branch point

[′branch ‚pȯint]
(computer science)
A point in a computer program at which there is a branch instruction.
(electricity)
A terminal in an electrical network that is common to more than two elements or parts of elements of the network. Also known as junction point; node.
(mathematics)
A point at which two or more sheets of a Riemann surface join together.
In bifurcation theory, a value of a parameter in a nonlinear equation at which solutions branch off from the basic solution.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
It is well known that star-shaped polymers featuring only one branch point per molecule show similar rheological behavior as linear polymers.
A symmetric branch point in a tree T is an internal node v such that if [v.sub.1] and [v.sub.2] are its children, then the subtrees [mathematical expression not reproducible] and [mathematical expression not reproducible] of T rooted at them have the same shape.
The cross sections of the undeformed intima and adventitia were calculated by registering the cross sections of the deformed intima and adventitia with the cross sections of the undeformed intima that included these branch points. Figure 20 shows the result of registration between the cross sections of the undeformed and deformed intima at a branch point.
A point [z.sub.0] is a branch point for f if f'([z.sub.0]) = 0.
Caption: Figure 2: Example of branch point and vessel tortuosity detection: (a) vessel tortuosity measured using a thinned vascular network and (b) branch points and acute angle mapped on vessel-enhanced image in binary format (segmented image).
The landmarks identified are the intersections of wing veins with the wing margin, intersection of cross vein with major vein branch point. The description and locations of the landmarks are presented in Table 1 and Figure 3.
* Step 1: Collect the symbolic predicate at the last instance of the branch point in a loop.
Always cut back to a bud or branch point. Never leave a long stub, which not only will look ugly, but invite insects and disease that could cause long-term problems.
The inferior gluteal nerve branch point was chosen as the proximal limitation for surgical dissection of the upper sciatic nerve.
There were occasional situations in which my diagnostic algorithm reached a branch point and I needed to know whether a fever was present.
She said: "From our branch point of view this is the first day of continuing action, and I assume that from the point of view of the other unions if they don't reach an agreement over the pensions situation they could strike again too."

Site: Follow: Share:
Open / Close