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open chain

[′ō·pən ′chān]
(astronomy)
A crater chain in which the craters do not touch each other.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Then, we may group them together splitting each structure in R into a product of two sets: one containing only closed and the second open chains. This entails the following combinatorial decomposition and its translation to the exponential generating functions (cf.
While there was weak evidence that open chain exercises are better for improving knee extensor strength, this is countered by weak evidence for better active knee flexion in closed chain activities.
Less effective and potentially more dangerous weight exercises are open chain, primary rotary movements, such as arm or leg curls.
Although bodies of four bar mechanism form the closed structure having one degree of freedom, the virtual model of the mechanism is created as an open chain. The closed structure of this mechanism can be opened in different ways.
Standard actions usually occur when the extremity is in open chain position; reverse actions usually occur when the extremity is in closed chain position.
In the majority of cases thieves use bolt cutters to break open chain locks and take the bike.
Senior Minds shall be promoting business partnerships to open chain of Schools in India and Asia region using TOC training tools that will be imparted to primary school teachers so that they can utilize the TOC concept in the delivery of education thereby nurturing the bright young minds of youngster at an early stage so that as they step into a adulthood they can practice and use TOC theory in their personal and academic lives .