What is proportional?

  • (noun): One of the quantities in a mathematical proportion.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on proportional:

Toda Oscillator - Physical Meaning
... Indeed, it may be proportional to time with some relation like, where is constant ... function may have sense of coefficient of the speed-proportional friction ... Usually, both parameters and are supposed to be positive then this speed-proportional friction coefficient grows exponentially at large positive values of coordinate ...
Corrections To The Bethe Formula
... Hence, his result is proportional to the square of the charge of the particle ... These are the Barkas-Andersen-effect (proportional to, after Walter H ... Henrik Andersen), and the Bloch-correction (proportional to ) ...
Proportional Reasoning
... theory of intellectual development, proportional reasoning is one of the skills a child acquires when progressing from the stage of concrete operations to the stage of formal operations ... In proportional reasoning, the individual uses "the concept of proportions when analyzing and solving a mathematical situation." ...
Thermodynamics Of The Universe - Energy Density in The Expanding Universe
... in the last equality we used the fact that the total volume of the universe is proportional to, being the scale factor of the universe ... For radiation thus is proportional to For matter thus is proportional to This can be understood as follows For matter, the energy density is equal (in our approximation) to the ... This is inversely proportional to the volume, and is therefore proportional to ...
Life and Death of Aristotelian Physics
... dense medium like water, and this led Aristotle to speculate that the rate of falling is proportional to the weight and inversely proportional to the density of the medium ... time is an abstract quantity, the peripatetics postulated that the speed was proportional to the distance ... In modern terms, if the rate of fall is proportional to the distance, the differential equation for the distance y travelled after time t is with the condition that ...

More definitions of "proportional":

  • (adj): Increasing as the amount taxed increases.
    Synonyms: graduated
  • (adj): Properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by 'to'.
    Example: "Punishment oughtt to be proportional to the crime"
    Synonyms: relative

Famous quotes containing the word proportional:

    The Humanity of men and women is inversely proportional to their Numbers. A Crowd is no more human than an Avalanche or a Whirlwind. A rabble of men and women stands lower in the scale of moral and intellectual being than a herd of Swine or of Jackals.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    The Humanity of men and women is inversely proportional to their Numbers. A Crowd is no more human than an Avalanche or a Whirlwind. A rabble of men and women stands lower in the scale of moral and intellectual being than a herd of Swine or of Jackals.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)