What is coupling?

  • (noun): A mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects.
    Synonyms: coupler
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A coupling is a device used to connect two shafts together at their ends for the purpose of transmitting power. Couplings do not normally allow disconnection of shafts during operation, however there are torque limiting couplings which can slip or disconnect when some torque limit is exceeded.

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Coupling, Energetics And Dynamics Of Atmospheric Regions
... Coupling, Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions ("CEDAR") is a US NSF funded program targeting understanding of middle and upper atmospheric dynamics ...
Coupled Map Lattice - Introduction
... a finite number of variables, a global or local coupling scheme and the corresponding coupling terms ... For a basic coupling, we consider a 'single neighbor' coupling where the value at any given site is mapped recursively with respect to itself and the neighboring site ... The coupling parameter is equally weighted Even though each native recursion is chaotic, a more solid form develops in the evolution ...
Coupling From The Past
... Among Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms, coupling from the past is a method for sampling from the stationary distribution of a Markov chain ... Contrary to many MCMC algorithms, coupling from the past gives in principle a perfect sample from the stationary distribution ...
Coupled Map Lattice - Classification
... terms an individual non-linear reaction, and a spatial interaction (coupling) of variable intensity ... CMLs can be classified by the strength of this coupling parameter(s) ... Weak coupling with monotonic (bistable) dynamical regimes demonstrate spatial chaos phenomena and are popular in neural models ...
Statistical Coupling Analysis
... Statistical coupling analysis or SCA is a technique used in bioinformatics to measure covariation between pairs of amino acids in a protein multiple sequence alignment (MSA) ... The resulting statistical coupling energy indicates the degree of evolutionary dependence between the residues, with higher coupling energy corresponding to increased dependence ...

More definitions of "coupling":

  • (noun): A connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together.
    Synonyms: yoke

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