principle of superposition

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(geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest

the displacement of any point due to the superposition of wave systems is equal to the sum of the displacements of the individual waves at that point

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to use the principle of superposition, as in solution of other problems typical to the theoretical works of electric machines.
In quantum physics, virtual and physical states that are mutually exclusive while simultaneously entangled, can form a unity of opposites <NeutA> via the principle of superposition.
Comparisons from literature, neuroscience, and Schema Theory will be used to expound upon the principle of superposition at the micro and macro scale.
If more than one type of stress is involved in the same section, the Principle of Superposition allows the individual stress types to be analyzed separately and then added together; once again, the larger of the stresses to be combined are usually from bending or torsion.
When d(n) and y(n) signals are acoustically summarized, the residual error signal becomes zero, resulting in cancellation of both sounds based on the principle of superposition.
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