hysteresis coefficient

hysteresis coefficient

[‚his·tə′rē·səs ‚kō·i′fish·ənt]
(physics)
A constant, characteristic of a particular material, in a formula for hysteresis loss.
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The hysteresis coefficient (H) for the adsorption isotherm was calculated using the relation:
Desorption studies showed that desorption hysteresis coefficient (H) was found to be =1 in all four soils ranges from 0.
This leaves [mu] and [eta]--the fiscal multiplier and the hysteresis coefficient that captures the shadow cast by the downturn on the long run--as variable parameters.
The desorption hysteresis coefficient (H), was found to be less than 1 in all four soils ranging from 0.
Generally the value of desorption hysteresis coefficient ~1 stands for desorption process as quickly as sorption does.