What is equilibrium?

  • (noun): A chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates.
    Synonyms: chemical equilibrium
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on equilibrium:

Symmetric Equilibrium - See Also
... game Cooperative game Succinct game Information set Hierarchy of beliefs Preference Equilibrium concepts Nash equilibrium Subgame perfection Mertens-stable equilibrium Bayesian-Nash Perfect ...
Hlhr - Ligand Binding and Signal Transduction
... molecule exists in a conformational equilibrium between active and inactive states ... The binding of LH (or CG) to the receptor shifts the equilibrium between active and inactive receptors ... LH and LH-agonists shift the equilibrium in favor of active states LH antagonists shift the equilibrium in favor of inactive states ...
Equilibrium - Other Uses
... Equilibrium (puzzle), a sphere-shaped interlocking puzzle. ...
High-shear Mixer - Equilibrium Mixing
... To achieve a standard mix, the technique of equilibrium mixing is used ... For dispersions, this is the equilibrium particle size ... For emulsions, it is the equilibrium droplet size ...
Symmetric Equilibrium
... In game theory, a symmetric equilibrium is an equilibrium where both players use the same strategy (possibly mixed) in the equilibrium ... In the Prisoner's Dilemma game pictured to the right, the only Nash equilibrium is (D, D) ... Since both players use the same strategy, the equilibrium is symmetric ...

More definitions of "equilibrium":

  • (noun): A stable situation in which forces cancel one another.

Famous quotes containing the word equilibrium:

    They who feel cannot keep their minds in the equilibrium of a pair of scales: fear and hope have no equiponderant weights.
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)

    There is a relation between the hours of our life and the centuries of time. As the air I breathe is drawn from the great repositories of nature, as the light on my book is yielded by a star a hundred millions of miles distant, as the poise of my body depends on the equilibrium of centrifugal and centripetal forces, so the hours should be instructed by the ages and the ages explained by the hours.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    That doctrine [of peace at any price] has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat in this country. It has occasioned more wars than any of the most ruthless conquerors. It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties and the welfare of the world.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)