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transformation theory

[‚tranz·fər′mā·shən ‚thē·ə·rē]
(quantum mechanics)
The study of coordinate and other transformations in quantum mechanics, especially those which leave some properties of the system invariant.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He covers time domain analysis, system analysis based on transformation theory, and stochastic processes and linear systems.
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Allison-Napolitano, who specializes in leadership development and organizational learning and has been a teacher, administrator, and leadership coach, draws on ideas from transformation theory to show educational leaders at all levels, including principals, teacher leaders, and administrators, how to support colleagues, peers, and other leaders through coaching and how to lead for sustainable change.
Chapters five and six examine transformation theory in light of relevant literature and contemporary theory.
"By using the space transformation theory and engineering capability of metamaterials, we propose and realize a functional 'ghost' illusion device, which is capable of creating wavedynamic virtual ghost images off the original object's position under the illumination of electromagnetic waves," they said.
The local pluripotential stem cell transformation theory, even though it is hard to prove, is certainly a strong alternative to the heterotopic pancreas malignant transformation theory and may well be the cause for the presentation in our case as well.
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Paul Davis's essay on military transformation is an excellent overview of the modern history of transformation theory, how that theory was applied by the Bush administration, and where does transformation seem to be going.
In conclusion, a diamond reciprocal cloak is proposed and designed based on coordinate transformation theory. The cloak is constituted of eight blocks of homogeneous materials, and it performs well for a certain polarized wave.

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