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turning point

Maths a stationary point at which the first derivative of a function changes sign, so that typically its graph does not cross a horizontal tangent

Turning Point

Alamogordo
site of first A-bomb explosion; heralded atomic age (1945). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 11]
Barbarossa
disastrous invasion of Russia; sealed Nazi fate (1941–1943). [Eur. Hist.: Hitler, 888–921, 922–955]
Caesar crosses Rubicon
defying Roman law, Caesar moves to consolidate power (49 B.C.). [Rom. Hist.: EB, 3: 575–580]
Cannonade of Valmy
dawn of modern warfare (1792). [Eur. Hist.: Fuller, II, 346–369]
Crécy
first European use of gunpowder (by British) in battle (1346). [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 382–385]
D-Day
Allied invasion of France during WWII (June 6, 1944). [Eur. Hist.: Fuller, III, 562–567]
El Alamein
“Desert Fox” outfoxed; Allies gained upper hand (1943). [Eur. Hist.: Fuller, III, 494–502]
Fall of Constantinople
associated with end of Middle Ages (1453). [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 398]
Gettysburg, Battle of
the deathblow of the Confederacy (1863). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 199]
Golden Spurs, Battle of
early victory of infantry over mounted knights (1302). [Eur. Hist.: EB, IV: 608]
Hastings, Battle of
Norman conquest; last successful invasion of Britain (1066). [Br. Hist.: Harbottle, 107]
Khe Sanh
savage siege marks turning point in Vietnam (1968). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 620]
Magna Charta
beginning of British democratic system (1215). [Br. Hist.: Bishop, 49–52, 213]
Marston Moor
deciding battle of British Civil War (1644). [Br. Hist.: Harbottle, 154]
Midway
decisive American victory over Japanese in WWII (1942). [Am. Hist.: Fuller, III, 470–477]
Moon Landing
astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin make history (1969). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2579–2581]
95 Theses
Martin Luther presented his theses at Wittenberg (1517). [Eur. Hist.: EB, 11: 188–196]
Origin of Species
Darwin’s revolutionary theory of human evolution (1859). [Science: NCE, 721–722]
Spanish Armada
Britain supplanted Spain as master of the sea. [Br. Hist.: Harbottle, 19]
Tours
Arab onslaught halted by Franks under Charles Martel (732). [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 19]
theory of relativity
Einstein’s contribution to the space-time relationship. [Science: NCE, 843–844]
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Using this approximate redshift-luminosity distance relation to study the expansion of the universe constrained by the measurements of type Ia supernovae with redshift greater than unity, one cannot accurately determine the turning point redshift [24] (Zhang and tan 2007).
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