Fr.: invariance de Lorentz
Of a physical law, invariance with respect to a → Lorentz transformation.
Fr.: résonance de Lorentz
A repeated electromagnetic force on an electrically charged ring particle, nudging the particle in the same direction and at the same point in its orbit. Lorentz resonances are especially important for tiny ring particles whose charge-to-mass ratio is high and whose orbit periods are a simple integer fraction of the rotational period of the planet's magnetic field (Ellis et al., 2007, Planetary Ring Systems, Springer).
Fr.: transformation de Lorentz
A set of linear equations that expresses the time and space coordinates of one → reference frame in terms of those of another one when one frame moves at a constant velocity with respect to the other. In general, the Lorentz transformation allows a change of the origin of a coordinate system, a rotation around the origin, a reversal of spatial or temporal direction, and a uniform movement along a spatial axis. If the system S'(x',y',z',t') moves at the velocity v with respect to S(x,y,z,t) in the positive direction of the x-axis, the Lorentz transformations will be: x' = γ(x - vt), y' = y, z' = z, t' = γ [t - (vx/c2)], where c is the → velocity of light and γ = [1 - (v/c)2]-1/2. For the special case of velocities much less than c, the Lorentz transformation reduces to → Galilean transformation.
Fr.: profil lorentzien
A spectral profile in which the intensity distribution follows a specific mathematical function (Lorentz or Cauchy probability). Compared to the normal or Gaussian profile, Lorentzian has a pointed peak and more important wings.
Fr.: sursaut Lorimer, impulsion ~
The first ever discovered → fast radio burst. It was done during a search of archival data from a 1.4-GHz survey of the → Magellanic Clouds using the multi-beam receiver on the 64-m Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia.
D. R. Lorimer et al., 2007, Science, 318, 777; → burst.
Fr.: nombre de Loschmidt
The number of molecules in 1 cm3 of an ideal gas (2.687 x 1019 per cm3).
Joseph Loschmidt (1821-1895), Austrian physicist.
In physics, a measure of the energy, mass, or other physical quantities lost in a system, by conversion or external effects.
From O.E. los "loss, destruction," from P.Gmc. *lausa, from PIE base *leu- "to loosen, divide, cut apart, untie, separate" (cf. Gk. lyein "to loosen, untie, slacken," lysus "a loosening;" L. luere "to loose, release, atone for;" Skt. lunati "cuts, cuts off," lavitram "sickle;" Pers. las "loose," lâ "slit, cut;" → analysis).
Dastraft, literally "gone from hand," from dast "hand" (Mid.Pers. dast; O.Pers. dasta-; Av. zasta-; cf. Skt. hásta-; Gk. kheir; L. praesto "at hand;" Arm. jern "hand;" Lith. pa-žastis "arm-pit;" PIE *ghes-to-) + raft p.p. of raftan "to go, elapse, glide by, depart" (Mid.Pers. raftan, raw-, Proto-Iranian *rab/f- "to go; to attack").
Fr.: fort, sonore, bruillant
High in volume of sound.
M.E., O.E. hlud "making noise, sonorous" (cf. M.Du. luut, Du. luid, O.H.G. hlut, Ger. laut "loud"), from PIE *klutos- (cf. Skt. sruta-, Gk. klytos "heard of, celebrated," Arm. lu "known."
Boland, → high.
bolandi-ye sedâ (#)
Fr.: sonie, force
The magnitude of the sensation produced by a sound wave when it reaches the ear. The loudness of a sound depends upon the effective → acoustic pressure and → frequency. The basis of loudness scales is the → Weber-Fechner law.
A device in which electric signals are converted into audible sound.
1) kam (#), keh (#); 2) kutâh (#), pâyin (#)
Fr.: bas, faible
1) Below the average or expected degree, amount, or intensity.
Having or containing a relatively small amount.
From M.E. lah, from O.N. lagr "low," from P.Gmc. *lægaz (cf. O.Fris. lech, Du. laag, Ger. läge "low"), literally "that which is lying flat;" related to E. lie (v.).
Kam "little, few; deficient, wanting; scarce,"
from Mid.Pers. kam "little, small, few," O.Pers./Av. kamna- "small, few."
Fr.: faible décalage vers le rouge
A redshift characterizing a near-by receding object.
Fr.: faible résolution
The quality of an instrument that lacks sufficient resolution for a specific observation. This is a relative quality, but presently a resolution below about 1 arcsecond.
low surface brightness galaxy (LSBG)
kahkešân bâ deraxšandegi-ye ruye-yi-ye kam
Fr.: galaxie à faible brillance de surface
A member of a particularly faint population of galaxies with a central → surface brightness below the brightness of the background sky. The central regions of many of them resemble a → dwarf galaxy, but most of the mass is contained in a large gaseous disk of low density that is observable only with long-exposure optical images or at radio wavelengths. Some are as massive as a large → spiral galaxy, for example Malin 1. The proportion of LSBGs relative to normal galaxies is unknown. They may however represent a significant fraction of mass in the Universe. LSBGs are thought to be primitive systems because they have total masses similar to normal galaxies, but have typically converted less than 10% of their gas into stars. Spiral LSBGs do not obey → Freeman's law.
owpas (#), jazr (#)
Fr.: marée basse
The state of the → tide when at its lowest level.
Fr.: marée basse
Also known as → low tide.
Fr.: neutrino faible énergie
A neutrino which is mainly produced in → nuclear processes, such as the ones in the → Sun (→ solar neutrino), or in the center of an exploding → supernova. Such neutrinos are, however, more energetic than those making up the → cosmic neutrino background.
xatt-e kamyoneš (#)
Fr.: raie de faible ionisation
A spectral line arising from a transition between atomic levels with an ionization potential below approximately 15 electron-volts.
low-ionization nuclear emission-line region
nâhiye-ye hasteyi bâ xatt-e gosili-ye kamyoneš (#)
Fr.: Noyau de galaxie à raies d'émission de faible ionisation
Same as → LINER.
Fr.: fibre à faible perte
Optical fiber that transmits a greater percentage of input light than does high-loss step-index fiber.