an accelerator in which particles are propelled in straight paths by the use of alternating electric voltages that are timed in such a way that the particles receive increasing increments of energy.
an accelerator in which charged particles are accelerated along a linear path by potential differences applied to a number of electrodes along their path Sometimes shortened to linac
linear accelerator n.
A type of particle accelerator that accelerates charged subatomic particles, such as protons and electrons, in a straight line by means of alternating negative and positive impulses from electric fields. Linear accelerators were largely supplanted by cyclotrons and other architectures that require less path length to achieve the same or higher particle velocities. See Note at particle accelerator.
- Linear address space
A memory addressing scheme used in processors where the whole memory can be accessed using a single address that fits in a single register or instruction. This contrasts with a segmented memory architecture, such as that used on the Intel 8086, where an address is given by an offset from a base address held in […]
noun, Mathematics. 1. See under (def 2). [al-juh-bruh] /ˈæl dʒə brə/ noun 1. the branch of mathematics that deals with general statements of relations, utilizing letters and other symbols to represent specific sets of numbers, values, vectors, etc., in the description of such relations. 2. any of several systems, especially a ring in which elements […]
- Linear argument
theory A function argument which is used exactly once by the function. If the argument is used at most once then it is safe to inline the function and replace the single occurrence of the formal parameter with the actual argument expression. If the argument was used more than once this transformation would duplicate the […]
- Linear assignment