• (noun): The rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart.
    Synonyms: pulse, heartbeat, beat
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pulsation:

Self-pulsation - Weak Pulsation
... Decay of small pulsation occurs with rate where Practically, this rate can be orders of magnitude smaller than the repetition rate of pulses ... In this case, the decay of the self-pulsation in a real lasers is determined by other physical processes, not taken into account with the initial equations above ...
... Self-pulsation takes place at the beginning of laser action ... After several strong peaks, the amplitude of pulsation reduces, and the system behaves as a linear oscillator with damping ... Then the pulsation decays this is the beginning of the continuous-wave operation ...
Self-pulsation - Toda Oscillator
... At weak decay of the self-pulsation (even in the case of strong spiking), the solution of corresponding equation can be approximated through elementary function ... The pulsation of real the output of a real lasers in the transient regime usually show significant deviation from the simple model above, although the model gives good qualitative description of the ...
Self-pulsation - Strong Pulsation
... The only numerical solutions were believed to exist for the strong pulsation, spiking ... is possible at low dumping of self-pulsation, in the corresponding both parameters and should be small ...
Beta Doradus
... During each radial pulsation cycle, the radius of the star varies by ±3.9 times the Sun's radius around a mean of 67.8 ...

More definitions of "pulsation":

  • (noun): A periodically recurring phenomenon that alternately increases and decreases some quantity.
  • (noun): (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients).
    Synonyms: pulsing, pulse, impulse

Famous quotes containing the word pulsation:

    We are independent of the change we detect. The longer the lever, the less perceptible its motion. It is the slowest pulsation which is the most vital. The hero then will know how to wait, as well as to make haste. All good abides with him who waiteth wisely; we shall sooner overtake the dawn by remaining here than by hurrying over the hills of the west.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)