the branch of mechanics that is based on Newton’s laws of motion and that is applicable to systems that are so large that Planck’s constant can be regarded as negligibly small (distinguished from ).
(functioning as sing) a system of mechanics based on Newton’s laws of motion
noun 1. a reflecting telescope in which a mirror or reflecting prism is mounted on the axis near the eyepiece so that the image may be viewed from outside the telescope tube at right angles to the axis. noun 1. a type of astronomical reflecting telescope in which light is reflected from a large concave […]
[noot-n-mee-ter, nyoot-] /ˈnut nˌmi tər, ˈnyut-/ noun, Physics. 1. . newton-meter n. A unit of the meter-kilogram-second system equal to the energy expended, or work done, by a force of one newton acting through a distance of one meter and equal to one joule.
- Newton-raphson iteration
algorithm An iterative algorithm for solving equations. Given an equation, f x = 0 and an initial approximation, x(0), a better approximation is given by: x(i+1) = x(i) – f(x(i)) / f'(x(i)) where f'(x) is the first derivative of f, df/dx. Newton-Raphson iteration is an example of an anytime algorithm in that each approximation is […]
[noo-toun, nyoo-] /ˈnuˌtaʊn, ˈnyu-/ noun 1. a town in SW Connecticut. /ˈnjuːtaʊn/ noun 1. a new town in central Wales, in Powys. Pop: 10 358 (2001)