An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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stilb (sb)
  استیلب   
estilb

Fr.: stilb   

Optics: A unit of luminance equal to one candle per square cm.

From Gk. stilbe "lamp."

stimulate
  گوازیدن   
gavâzidan

Fr.: stimuler   

To cause physical activity in something; e.g. → stimulated emission.

Verb from → stimulus.

stimulated emission
  گسیل ِ گوازیده   
gosil-e gavâzidé

Fr.: émission stimulée   

The process by which an electron, which is already in an excited state (an upper energy level, in contrast to its lowest possible level or "ground state"), can "stimulate" a transition to a lower level, producing a second photon of the same energy. The quantum energy of the incoming photon should be equal to the energy difference between its present level and the lower level. This process forms the basis of both the → laser and → maser. Same as → induced emission.

Stimulated, p.p. of → stimulate; → emission.

stimulated star formation
  دیسش ِ گوالیده‌ی ِ ستاره   
diseš-e gavâlide-ye setâré

Fr.: formation stimulée d'étoiles   

A process in which a star is not formed spontaneously but is provoked by the action of external forces, such as pressure and shock on a molecular cloud by close-by → massive stars, → supernova explosions, etc. See also → sequential star formation.

Stimulated, p.p. of → stimulate; → star formation.

stimulus
  گواز   
gavâz

Fr.: stimulus   

Something that incites or rouses to action; an incentive.
Physiology: Something that causes a physical response in an organism,

From L. stimulus "goad, spur;" cognate with Pers. tizsharp.

Gavâz "goad, a stick with a pointed end, for driving cattle," Mid.Pers. *gawâz, lowned in Arm. gawazan "goad;" Av. gauuāza- "whip, stick for driving cattle," from gao- "cattle, cow" (→ Bootes) + āza-, from az- "to drive," azaiti "drives;" cf. Skt. aj- "to drive," ájati "drives;" Gk. agein "to lead, guide, drive;" L. agere "to do, set in motion," → act.

Stirling's approximation
  نزدینش ِ استرلینگ   
nazdineš-e Stirling

Fr.: approximation de Stirling   

A mathematical formula yielding an approximate value for → factorial n, when n is large: n! ≅ (2πn)1/2nne-n, where e is the base of → natural logarithm.

Named after James Stirling (1692-1770), a Scottish mathematician; → approximation.

stochastic
  کاتورگین   
kâturgin

Fr.: stochastique   

Involving or containing a random variable or variables. A stochastic variable is neither completely determined nor completely random. A system containing one or more stochastic variables is probabilistically determined.

From Gk. stokhastikos "able to guess, conjecturing," from stokhazesthai "to aim at, guess," from stokhos "a guess, target," literally "pointed stake."

Kâturgin, from kâtur, kâturé, → random + -gin, adj. suffix, contraction of âgin "filled."

stochastic excitation
  بر‌انگیزش ِ کاتورگین   
barangizeš-e kâturgin

Fr.: excitation stochastique   

The mechanism arising from turbulent convection in the → convective zone of stars, which is responsible for the driving of stellar → pulsation modes. In stars cooler than typically ~ 7 500 K (→ F-type stars and cooler), the stochastic excitation occurs in the convection envelope. In massive stars, it may develop either in the → convective core or in the convective layer beneath the → photosphere. Recent studies suggest that in → Be stars stochastic excitation takes place in the convective core. The stochastic waves can transport → angular momentum from the core to the surface. Fast rotation, as in Be stars, amplifies the stochastic excitation.

stochastic; → mode.

stochastic process
  فراروند ِ کاتورگین   
farâravand-e kâturgin

Fr.: processus stochastique   

Any process involving a sequence of random variables. The future evolution of a stochastic process is therefore described by probability distributions.

stochastic; → process.

stochastic self-propagating star formation
  دیسش ِ ستارگان با خود-توچش ِ کاتورگین   
diseš-e setâregân bâ xod-tuceš-e kâturgin

Fr.: formation d'étoiles par auto-propagation stochastique   

A mechanism that could be responsible for global → spiral structure in galaxies either by itself or in conjunction with spiral → density waves. In this mechanism, star formation is caused by → supernova-induced → shocks which compress the → interstellar medium. The → massive stars thus formed may, when they explode, induce further → star formation. If conditions are right, the process becomes self-propagating, resulting in agglomerations of young stars and hot gas which are stretched into spiral shaped features by → differential rotation. Merging of small agglomerations into larger ones may then produce large-scale spiral structure over the entire galaxy. The SSPSF model, first suggested by Mueller & Arnett (1976) was developed by Gerola & Seiden (1978). While the → density wave theory postulates that spiral structure is due to a global property of the galaxy, the SSPSF model examines the alternative viewpoint, namely that spiral structure may be induced by more local processes. The two mechanisms are not necessarily mutually exclusive, but they involve very different approaches to the modeling of galaxy evolution. The SSPSF gives a better fit than the density wave theory to the patchy spiral arms found in many spiral galaxies. However, it cannot explain → galactic bars.

stochastic; → self; → propagate; → star; → formation.

stoicheiology
  استویخیوشناسی   
stoyxiyošenâsi

Fr.: stoicheiologie   

1) The statement or discussion of the first principles of any science or art (1913 Webster).
2) Logic: The doctrine of the elementary requisites of mere thought (Sir W. Hamilton; 1913 Webster).

stoichiometry, → -logy.

stoichiometric
  استویخیوسنجیک   
stoyxiyosanjik

Fr.: stoechiométrique   

1) Of or pertaining to → stoichiometry.
2) Pertaining to or involving substances that are in the exact proportions required for a given reaction.

stoichiometry; → -ic.

stoichiometry
  استویخیوسنجی   
stoyxiyosanji

Fr.: stoechiométrie   

1) The branch of chemistry that studies chemical processes within the context of the laws of definite proportions and conservation of matter and energy.
2) The study of the quantitative relationships of two or more compounds in a chemical reaction.

From Gk. stoikheion "element, component, principle," Stoikheia "elements" (the title of Euclid's great collection of Gk. mathematics); loaned in Ar. and Pers. (9-th century A.D.) as ustuqus (اسطقس); akin to stoikhos "row, line, verse," steikhein "to go, march;" cf. Skt. stighnoti "rises, steps;" O.H.G. stigan; Ger. steigen; Goth. steigan "to go up, ascend;" O.E. stigan "to climb, go;" Ger. Steig "path;" O.E. stig "narrow path;" PIE base *steigh- "to go, rise, step, walk," + → -metry.

Stoyxiyosanji, from stoyxiyo loan from Gk., as above, + -sanji, → -metry.

stokes (st)
  استوکس   
stokes (#)

Fr.: stokes   

The unit of → viscosity in the → cgs system, cm2/s, equal to 10-4 m2/s.

Stokes law.

Stokes law
  قانون ِ استوکس   
qânun-e Stokes (#)

Fr.: loi de Stokes   

Fluid mechanics: At low velocities, the frictional force on a spherical body moving through a fluid at constant velocity is equal to 6πaην, where a is the radius of the sphere, η the fluid viscosity, and ν the velocity.
Spectroscopy: The wavelength of luminescence excited by radiation is always greater than that of the exciting radiation.

After Sir George Gabriel Stokes (1819-1903), a British mathematician and physicist, who made important contributions to fluid dynamics, optics, and mathematical physics; → law

Stokes parameters
  پارامون‌های ِ استوکس   
pârâmunhâ-ye Stokes

Fr.: paramètres de Stokes   

Four parameters which are needed to describe fully the polarization state of electromagnetic radiation. They involve the maximum and minimum intensity, the ellipticity, and the direction of polarization.

Stokes law; → parameter.

stone
  سنگ   
sang (#)

Fr.: pierre   

The hard nonmetallic mineral or group of consolidated minerals either in mass or in a fragment of pebble or larger size. See also → rock.

O.E. stan; cf. O.N. steinn, Dan. steen, O.H.G., Ger. Stein; from PIE *stai- "stone," also "to thicken, stiffen" (cf. Skt. styayate "curdles, becomes hard;" Av. stay- "heap;" Gk. stear "fat, tallow," stia, stion "pebble").

Sang "stone, rock;" Mid.Pers. sang; O.Pers. aθanga-; Av. asenga- "stone;" PIE *aken-.

Stone Age
  عصر ِ سنگ   
asr-e sang (#)

Fr.: âge du fer   

A prehistoric period during which the main material used to make tools and weapons was stone. The Stone Age is usually divided into three separate periods (Paleolithic Period, Mesolithic Period, and Neolithic Period) based on the degree of sophistication in the fashioning and use of tools. The Paleolithic time period is by far the longest, beginning some two million years ago and ending around 10,000 BC to coincide with the end of the last ice age (Pleistocene epoch).

stone; → age.

stony meteorite
  شخانه‌ی ِ سنگی   
šaxân-ye sangi

Fr.: météorite pierreuse   

A meteorite composed largely of rock-forming (→ silicate) → minerals. Stony meteorites are the most abundant kind, about 95%, of all meteorites. They are divided into two groups: → chondrites and → achondrites.

stone; → meteorite.

stony-iron meteorite
  شخانه‌ی ِ سنگی-آهنی   
šaxâne-ye sangi-âhani

Fr.: sidérolithe, sidérolite   

Meteorites comprised of roughly equal amounts of → nickel/→ iron and → stone. They are divided into two groups: → pallasites and → mesosiderites. The stony-irons are thought to have formed at the core/mantle boundary of their parent bodies. The stony-irons account for less than 2% of all known meteorites. Also called → siderolite.

stony; → iron; → meteorite.

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