Some articles on relative difference, difference, relative:
... As far as a cyclist's legs are concerned, when changing gears, the relative difference between two gears is more important than the absolute difference between gears ... This relative change, from a lower gear to a higher gear, is normally expressed as a percentage, and is independent of what system is used to measure the gears ... more comfortable if nearly all gear changes have more or less the same percentage difference ...
... Given two numerical quantities, x and y, their difference, Δ = x - y, can be called their actual difference ... so one often works with
... Measures of relative difference are unitless numbers expressed as a fraction ... Corresponding values of percent difference would be obtained by multiplying these values by 100 ... One way to define the relative difference of two numbers is to take their absolute difference divided by the maximum absolute value of the two numbers if ...
Famous quotes containing the words difference and/or relative:
“The difference between human vision and the image perceived by the faceted eye of an insect may be compared with the difference between a half-tone block made with the very finest screen and the corresponding picture as represented by the very coarse screening used in common newspaper pictorial reproduction. The same comparison holds good between the way Gogol saw things and the way average readers and average writers see things.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)
“And since the average lifetimethe relative longevityis far greater for memories of poetic sensations than for those of heartbreaks, since the very long time that the grief I felt then because of Gilbert, it has been outlived by the pleasure I feel, whenever I wish to read, as in a sort of sundial, the minutes between twelve fifteen and one oclock, in the month of May, upon remembering myself chatting ... with Madame Swann under the reflection of a cradle of wisteria.”
—Marcel Proust (18711922)