minimum deviation


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minimum deviation

[′min·ə·məm ‚dē‚vē′ā·shən]
(optics)
For a prism, the smallest possible angle between the incident and refracted rays; this angle is realized when refraction is symmetrical.
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Caption: Figure 4: Flow field comparison for the minimum deviation. Black line: FDM; red dashed line: POD.
The least squares method is first used to find [[tau].sup.*.sub.1] with the minimum deviation among all.
Another secondary goal that is proposed in this paper is the maximization of the minimum deviation between projected group means.
1) Minimum deviation from required trajectory--the most important criteria for achievement of most exact tracking of selected curve.
Among the biofuels, the maximum deviation of brake thermal efficiency was obtained for neem oil (2.6%) where as, the minimum deviation was 0.6% for TPSO.
The most common method involves measuring the angle of minimum deviation in a prism constructed of the material whose index is to be determined [7, 8].
Rays clump together at the angle where they are deviated least - the minimum deviation angle.
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