mechanical analog

mechanical analog

[mi′kan·i·kəl ′an·ə‚läg]
(industrial engineering)
A mechanical model of a nonmechanical system that responds to an input with an output corresponding to the response of the real system.
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Its solution describes a non-Planckian particle that is the quantum mechanical analog of a noninteracting classical particle that is moving in the x direction with constant velocity; a result that closely mirrors DM's elusive behavior, and can be simply explained in the context of this generalization.
From a motivational standpoint, the attacks we see today are virtually identical to crimes perpetrated when the slide rule (the mechanical analog computer) was king.
NASA and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) engineers fit a linearized model of a mechanical analog for sloshing dynamics to data taken from SSTR runs to identify model parameters and characterize sloshing motion.
"By utilizing German precision engineering, our lower-priced mechanical analog scales will also appeal to the mass merchants who are tired of 'spinning' retail dollars by selling inexpensive and inaccurate scales prone to high return rates," Helfman said.
As a step toward learning whether the same kind of surprising result could occur in a biological system, Cohen started by looking for a mechanical analog of the traffic paradox, and he came up with the string-spring arrangement described above.

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