local maximum

local maximum

[′lō·kəl ′mak·sə·məm]
(mathematics)
A local maximum of a function ƒ is a value ƒ(c) of ƒ where ƒ(x) ≤ ƒ(c) for all x in some neighborhood of c ; if ƒ(c) is a local maximum, ƒ is said to have a local maximum at c.
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Just as important, as the elastic modulus declines, the viscous modulus rises to a local maximum at a peak temperature of 63 C (145.4 F), which by convention is taken as the glass-transition temperature.
The more perpendicular orientation of the measurement line through the reflected light field shown in Figure 8 maximizes the opportunity to detect the local maximum. In contrast, the circle-method measurement line is parallel to the reflected light field in Figure 7 and so has much reduced opportunity to find a local maximum, thereby causing failure in this case.
Decrease in the index from its local maximum was 12.1 percent at the end of August.
2d) the model shifts the surface boundary southward toward a local maximum in low-level water vapor (yellow line marked B in Fig.
Since the deformation procedure is repeated many times, the polyhedron adapts to the local relief of the target function and shrinks, ensuring the convergence of the algorithm in the local maximum, allowing by the size of the polyhedron [[sigma].sub.i] to judge the stage of the search for the converter parameters.
For all species, the CTSM presents the average of the margin between each species' temperature tolerance and the local maximum temperature.
As shown in the plot, a local maximum gain is achieved when the length extension parameter is at 40%, 160%, 275%, and 400% of the wavelength.
For tunneling wave numbers (k < [square root of ([V.sub.0])]) the function [t.sup.T.sub.c](k) is also strongly peaked at the same wave number [k.sub.0], which corresponds to a local maximum (for nontunneling wave numbers there are several other resonance peaks).
The steps are as follows: firstly, we calculated the global field power (GFP) and obtained its local maximum. Then, the local maximum was clustered into several microstates, and finally, we calculated the parameters of each microstate.
The PSO algorithm is used to cover the entire search space, identifying the region of local maximum, while Powell algorithm quickly reaches the maximum.
Histograms for the percent signal changes are shown for each local maximum of the L.
If [??](t) is oscillatory about [M.sub.1] for t > [T.sub.1] and aft) be an arbitrary local maximum of ln([??](t)), then