initial mass

initial mass

[i′nish·əl ′mas]
(aerospace engineering)
The mass of a rocket missile at the beginning of its flight.
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This indicates that CP was not affected by initial mass and that Meeh's formula was an unbiased estimate of surface area for these slugs.
To evaluate efficiency of washing, some measure of the initial mass present is required.
We modeled the effects of an initial mass vaccination campaign of the target population and then continued vaccinating the target population.
% Water Absorption = {(Final Mass - Initial Mass)/Initial Mass} x 100 % Water Loss = ((Initial Mass - Dry Mass)/Initial Mass) x 100
Each green sunfish within each water temperature was randomly assigned a food ration (6, 19, 26 and 36% of initial mass) in the range of 4 to 40% of initial mass and a salinity level (1, 2 and 4 ppt) in the freshwater range (0-4 ppt).
During an initial mass balance, a mill should determine the "normal" temperature of its various water streams since temperature will increase with system closure.
These values will be used to calculate the initial density and the initial mass of gas in the tank ([m.sup.i.sub.T]).
The charge was introduced to stop an initial mass exodus from Equitable Life.
Two-way ANOVA results for total litter decomposition at each harvest date expressed as % initial mass remaining.
We also calculated absolute change in biomass (in grams per year) as the difference between final and initial mass with the same harvest data used for proportional change in biomass calculations.

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