The b index values usually range from 0 to 1, being possible the occurrence of estimates above the unit (SOUSA et al., 2016), which is a fact for the

characteristic number emitted suckers in the second production cycle (Figure 1B) (b = 1.1271) and in Ortiz's studies (1995) for bunch mass in a consorted banana tree (b = 1.0513), which is justified because, according to Bakke (1988), the method for estimating the b index and the correlation coefficient r admits value higher than the unit and negative, respectively, since theoretically, 0 < b < +[infinity] and -1 < r <+1.

Since dim([K.sub.d][P.sub.n]) = dn, every

characteristic number of [eta] comes from a cohomology class which necessarily contains a term [w.sub.di]([eta]) (or [w.sub.di]([K.sub.d][P.sub.n])) with i odd.

Every time when a new point was plotted on the control chart, the

characteristic number of OCL was updated as their definition.

Each element has a

characteristic number of protons, and inside an atom of the newly created element are 117 protons, which is why it is called "element 117."

The adimentional curves have been constructed CP = f([lambda]), where these curves of reference present the association of the

characteristic number [lambda] with the maximum power value CP (Bej, 2003).

These invariants are the

characteristic number for each mechanism.

Arsenic concentration in well water ([micro]g/L) [less than or Total equal to] 10 10.1-50

Characteristic number (n = 15) (n = 13) Mean age in years (range) 64 56.7 (42-75) 58.6 (45-67) Sex (%) Male 26 6 (40) 5 (62) Female 38 9 (60) 8 (38) Mean arsenic 64 7.2(8.4) 8.1 (12.9) content in blood, [micro]g/L (SD) Arsenic concentration in well water ([micro]g/L) Total 50.1-300 > 300

Characteristic number (n= 15) (n = 21) Mean age in years (range) 64 60.0 (42-71) 54.8 (42-67) Sex (%) Male 26 6 (40) 9 (43) Female 38 9 (60) 12 (57) Mean arsenic 64 10.8(10.0) 11.4(9.1) content in blood, [micro]g/L (SD) Table 2.

Wisconsin researchers are trying to develop a

characteristic number to simplify this correlation.

The separation constant c is called the Mathieu

characteristic number (MCN), which is associated with even or odd solutions, in this case c is denoted by a and b respectively.

Table 1 Characteristics of the Study Population(1) South Carolina Pre-Expansion(2)

Characteristic Number Percent Number 45,455 -- Mean Age 25 [+ or -] 5.6 -- Primary Payer Medicaid 12,465 27.4 Uninsured 5,709 12.6 Private 27,271 60.0 Race White 27,174 60.0 Black 18,149 40.0 Hispanic....

(1) estimate and Compute Mathieu

characteristic number