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method of images

[′meth·əd əv ′im·ij·əz]
(electricity)
In electrostatics, a method of determining the electric fields and potentials set up by charges in the vicinity of a conductor, in which the conductor and its induced surface charges are replaced by one or more fictitious charges.
(petroleum engineering)
Method of calculating the interference between reservoirs by assuming a mirror image of one reservoir on the far side of a geologic fault.
(physics)
Any method of solving magnetostatic, hydrodynamic, and other problems involving boundary conditions at the interface between two media, in which fictitious objects, such as magnetic dipoles and sources and sinks of fluid, are introduced to satisfy the boundary conditions; these methods are generalizations of the method in electrostatics.
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Enolsoft PDF Compressor for Mac works to compresses and reduces PDF file size by optimizing the resolution and compression method of images, removing unused thumbnails and metadata, stripping dead-object and compressing other parts of PDF files.
The following is a proposed approach of entropic mapping using the sequential updating or the method of images.
We will try to find the consistency between the sequential updating [6] used in Bayesian analysis and the method of image charges in electrostatics.
This paper presents the relationship between the entropic updating and the method of image charges from electrostatics.
The method of images is used in this article to calculate peak junction temperatures, and accounts for the temperature rise due to the power dissipated by a single gate as well as the contribution of heat from surrounding gate fingers.
The method of images used here predicts the temperature rise through one layer of material and not the overall peak junction temperature due to all of the layers in the thermal path.
The method of images has been used to show how the number of gate fingers in a device affects peak junction temperature.

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