straight-line theory

straight-line theory

In the analysis of reinforced concrete members, theory based on the assumption that stresses and strains in a member under flexure vary in proportion to the distance from the neutral axis.
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Overall, the SCCII scores suggests that straight-line theory appears to be the case as recent immigrants have a score of 6.
For non-racialized minorities, straight-line theory appears to hold as the SCCII score essentially increases with each subsequent generational status from a low of 6.
explores assimilation and ethnic retention across generations as a test of straight-line theory, examines the forms of ethnic identity and ethnicity that persist through the third and fourth generations, and investigates the phenomenon of intermarriage and its implications.