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bolometric luminosity tâbandegi-ye tafsanji, ~ tafsanjik Fr.: luminosité bolométrique The total rate of energy output of an object integrated over all wavelengths. → bolometric; → luminosity. |
bolometric magnitude borz-e tafsanji, ~ tafsanjik Fr.: magnitude bolométrique The magnitude of an astronomical object for the entire range of its electromagnetic spectrum. → bolometric; → magnitude. |
Boltzmann constant pâyâ-ye Boltzmann Fr.: constante de Boltzmann |
Boltzmann factor karvand-e Boltzmannn Fr.: facteur de Boltzmann The factor e^{-E/kT} involved in the probability for atoms having an excitation energy E and temperature T, where k is Boltzmann's constant. → Boltzmann's constant; → factor. |
Boltzmann's constant pâyâ-ye Boltzmann Fr.: constante de Boltzmann The physical constant, noted by k, relating the mean → kinetic energy of → molecules in an → ideal gas to their → absolute temperature. It is given by the ratio of the → gas constant to → Avogadro's number. Its value is about 1.380 x 10^{-16}erg K^{-1}. Named after the Austrian physicist Ludwig Boltzmann (1844-1906), who made important contributions to the theory of statistical mechanics; → constant. |
Boltzmann's entropy formula disul-e dargâšt-e Boltzmann Fr.: formule d'entropie de Boltzmann In → statistical thermodynamics, a probability equation relating the → entropy S of an → ideal gas to the quantity Ω, which is the number of → microstates corresponding to a given → macrostate: S = k. ln Ω. Same as → Boltzmann's relation. → Boltzmann's constant; → entropy; → formula. |
Boltzmann's equation hamugeš-e Boltzmann Fr.: équation de Boltzmann 1) An equation that expresses the relative number (per unit volume) of → excited atoms in different states as a function of the temperature for a gas in → thermal equilibrium: N_{u}/N_{l} = (g_{u}/g_{l}) exp (-ΔE/kT_{ex}), where N_{u} and N_{l} are the upper level and lower level populations respectively, g_{u} and g_{l} the → statistical weights, ΔE = hν the energy difference between the states, k is → Boltzmann's constant, and h → Planck's constant. → Boltzmann's constant; → equation. |
Boltzmann's relation bâzâneš-e Boltzmann Fr.: relation de Boltzmann A relation between the → entropy of a given → state of a → thermodynamic system and the → probability of the state: S = k . ln Ω where S is the entropy of the system, k is → Boltzmann's constant, and Ω the thermodynamic probability of the state. Boltzmann's relation connects → statistical mechanics and → thermodynamics. Ω is the number of possible → microstates of the system, and it represents the → randomness of the system. The relation also describes the statistical meaning of the → second law of thermodynamics. This expression has been carved above Boltzmann's name on his tombstone in Zentralfreihof in Vienna. Same as → Boltzmann's entropy formula. → Boltzmann's constant; → relation. |
bond band (#) Fr.: lien The → attractive force that holds together neighboring → atoms in → molecules. Bond, variant of band, from M.E. bende, O.E. bend, from O.Fr. bande, bende, PIE *bendh- "to bind" (cf. Goth bandi "that which binds;" Av./O.Pers. band- "to bind, fetter," banda- "band, tie" (see below); Skt. bandh- "to bind, tie, fasten," bandhah "a tying, bandage"). Band "band, tie," from Mid.Pers., O.Pers./Av. band- "to bind," banda- "band, tie," also present stem of bastan "to bind, shut," → shutter. |
Bond albedo sepidâ-ye Bond Fr.: albedo de Bond The fraction of the total amount of electromagnetic radiation falling upon a non-luminous spherical body that is reflected in all directions by that body. The bond albedo takes into account all wavelengths at all → phase angles. Compare with → geometric albedo. Named after the American astronomer George Phillips Bond (1825-1865), who proposed it; → albedo. |
Bondi-Hoyle accretion farbâl-e Bondi-Hoyle Fr.: accrétion de Bondi-Hoyle The → accretion of mass by a star (assumed as point particle) moving at a steady speed through an infinite, uniform gas cloud. It is directly proportional to the star mass (M) and the medium density (ρ) and inversely proportional to the relative star/gas velocity (v). In its classical expression: 4πρ(G M)^{2} / v^{3}, where G is the → gravitational constant. See Bondi & Hoyle (1944, MNRAS 104, 273) and Bondi (1952, MNRAS 112, 195). For a recent treatment of accretion in a turbulent medium see Krumholtz et al. 2006 (ApJ 638, 369). Named after Hermann Bondi (1919-2005), an Anglo-Austrian mathematician and cosmologist and Fred Hoyle (1915-2001), British mathematician and astronomer best known as the foremost proponent and defender of the steady-state theory of the universe; → accretion. |
Bondi-Hoyle accretion radius šo'â'-e farbâl-e Bondi-Hoyle Fr.: rayon de l'accrétion de Bondi-Hoyle In the → Bondi-Hoyle accretion process, the radius where the gravitational energy owing to star is larger than the kinetic energy and, therefore, at which material is bound to star. The Bondi-Hoyle accretion radius is given by R_{BH} = 2 GM / (v^{2} + c_{s}^{2}) where G is the gravitational constant, M is the stellar mass, v the gas/star relative velocity, and c_{s} is the sound speed. → Bondi-Hoyle accretion; → radius. |
Bonner Durchmusterung (BD) Bonner Durchmusterung Fr.: Bonner Durchmusterung A catalog of 324,188 stars in the → declination zones +89 to -01 degrees. The goal of the survey was to obtain a → position and estimated → visual magnitude for every star visible with the 78 mm → refracting telescope at Bonn. Actual → magnitude estimates were made and reported to 0.1 mag for all stars down to 9.5 mag. Positions are given to the nearest 0.1 sec in → right ascension and 0.1 arcmin in declination. The survey was carried out by Friedrich W. Argelander (1799-1875) and his assistants in the years 1852-1861. The Ger. name means Bonn Survey. |
Bonnor-Ebert mass jerm-e Bonnor-Ebert Fr.: masse de Bonnor-Ebert The largest gravitationally stable mass of the → Bonnor-Ebert sphere. After W.B. Bonnor (1956) and R. Ebert (1955); → mass. |
Bonnor-Ebert sphere epehr-e Bonnor-Ebert, kore-ye ~ Fr.: sphère de Bonnor-Ebert A sphere of interstellar gas at uniform temperature in equilibrium under its own gravitation and an external pressure. The pressure of a hotter surrounding medium causes the sphere to collapse. → Bonnor-Ebert mass. → Bonnor-Ebert mass; → sphere. |
book ketâb (#), nâmé (#), nask (#) Fr.: livre A bound set of printed or manuscript pages. M.E., from O.E. boc "book, written document;" cf. Ger. Buch "book;" Du. boek; O.N. bôk; Gothic boka. Ketâb, loanword from Ar. |
Boolean Booli (#) Fr.: de Boole A → variable or → function which takes the value → true or → false. → Boolean algebra. After the English mathematician George Boole (1815-1864), the founder of mathematical, or symbolic, logic. |
Boolean algebra jabr-e Booli (#) Fr.: algèbre de Boole Any of a number of possible systems of mathematics that deals with → binary digits instead of numbers. In Boolean algebra, a binary value of 1 is interpreted to mean → true and a binary value of 0 means → false. Boolean algebra can equivalently be thought of as a particular type of mathematics that deals with → truth values instead of numbers. → Boolean; → algebra. The term Boolean algebra was first suggested by Sheffer in 1913. |
Boomerang Nebula miq-e bumerâng Fr.: nébuleuse du Boomerang A → nebula displaying two nearly symmetric lobes of matter that are being ejected from a central star at a speed of about 600,000 km per hour (each lobe nearly one light-year in length). The Boomerang Nebula resides 5,000 → light-years from Earth in the direction of the Southern constellation → Centaurus. Boomerang, adapted from wo-mur-rang, boo-mer-rit, in the language of Australian aborigines; → nebula. |
Bootes Gâvrân, Gâyâr Fr.: Bouvier The Herdsman, the Ox Driver. A constellation in the northern hemisphere, at right ascension about 14h 30m, north declination about 30°. Its brightest star is → Arcturus. Abbreviation: Boo; genitive form: Boötis. L. Boötes, from Gk. bootes "plowman," literally "ox-driver," from bootein "to plow," from bous "ox," from PIE *gwou- "ox, bull, cow;" compare with Av. gao-, gâuš "bull, cow, ox," Mod.Pers. gâv, Skt. gaus, Armenian kov, O.E. cu. Gâvrân "ox-driver," from gâv "ox, cow" + rân
"driver," from rândan "to drive." |
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