nulling fraction (NF)
Fr.: fraction de phase d'arrêt
barxe-ye anbâštegi (#)
Fr.: coefficient de tassement
The difference between the isotopic mass of a nuclide and its mass number divided by its mass number. The packing fraction is a measure of the stability of the nucleus.
Packing, from the verb pack "to put together in a pack," from the noun pack, from M.E. pak, packe, from M.D. pac or perhaps M.L.G. pak; → fraction.
Barxé, → fraction; anbâštegi quality noun of anbâštan, anbârdan "to fill, to replete;" Mid.Pers. hambāridan "to fill;" from Proto-Iranian *ham-par-, from prefix ham- + par- "to fill;" cf. Av. par- "to fill," parav-, pauru-, pouru- "full, much, many;" O.Pers. paru- "much, many;" Mid.Pers. purr "full;" Mod.Pers. por "full, much, very;" PIE base *pelu- "full," from *pel- "to be full;" cf. Skt. puru- "much, abundant;" Gk. polus "many," plethos "great number, multitude;" O.E. full.
Fr.: fraction de polarisation
The ratio expressed by P = (Ipar - Iper) / (Ipar + Iper), where Ipar and Iper are the light intensities with the electric field vector respectively parallel and perpendicular to the incident beam.
principle of action and reaction
parvaz-e žireš va vâžireš, ~ koneš va vâkoneš
Fr.: principe d'action et de réaction
Newton's third law of motion, which states that for every action there must be an equal and opposite reaction.
principle of least action
parvaz-e kamtarin žireš, ~ ~ koneš
Fr.: principe de moindre action
The principle that, for a system whose total mechanical energy is conserved, the path to be taken for the system from one configuration to another is the one whose action has the least value relative to all other possible paths and from the same configurations. Also called Maupertuis' principle, least-action principle.
Fr.: réaction proton-proton
Fr.: réaction pycnonucléaire
A nuclear reaction that takes place at high densities and relatively low temperatures. Pycnonuclear reactions are almost temperature independent and occur even at zero temperature. These reactions are extremely slow at densities typical for normal stars but intensify with increasing density. For example, carbon burns into heavier elements at densities over 1010 g cm-3.
quantum of action
Fr.: quantum d'action
The state of being rarefied, less dense.
M.E. rarefien, from M.Fr. rarefier, from L. rarefacere "make rare," from rarus "loose, wide apart, thin, infrequent."
Verbal noun from âlar present stem of âlaridan→ rarefy + -š, a suffix.
Fr.: onde de raréfaction
A pressure wave in a fluid generated by rarefaction. It travels in the opposite direction to that of a shock wave in the medium.
1) General: Action in response to some influence, event, stimulus.
Verbal noun of → react.
Fr.: taux de réaction
1) Optics: The change of direction which a beam of light undergoes as it
enters a medium of different → refractive index.
From L.L. refractionem (nominative refractio) "a breaking up," from L. refractus, p.p. of refringere "to break up," from re- "back" + combining form of frangere "to break," from PIE base *bhreg- "to break" (cf. Goth. brikan, O.E. brecan "to break;" Lith. brasketi "crash, crack").
Šekast, past stem of šekastan "to break, split;" Mid.Pers. škastan "to break;" Av. scind-, scand "to beak, cleave;" Proto-Iranian *skand- "to break, cleave;" PIE sken- "to cut off."
Fr.: réaction résonnante
A nuclear reaction whose probability is enhanced at an energy corresponding to an energy level of one of the nuclei. → resonance capture.
screened Coulomb interaction
andaržireš-e bâparde-ye Coulomb
Fr.: interaction de Coulomb écrantée
Fr.: fraction simple
Fr.: soustraction de ciel
The act or instance of removing the contribution of non-related, intervening foreground light to the object.
Fr.: interaction forte
The interaction between quarks that is transmitted by gluons. The characteristic range of the strong interaction is 10-13 cm, and the time scale over which it operates is on the order of 10-23 second. Also called → strong force.
The operation of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities.
Verbal noun of → subtract.
Fr.: contraction de tenseur
An operation of tensor algebra that is obtained by setting unlike indices equal and summing according to a summation convention.