the ratio of the charge on a particle to the mass of the particle.
(physics) the charge-to-mass ratio of an elementary particle
noun, Electricity. 1. conductivity (def 2). conductivity [kon-duhk-tiv-i-tee] /ˌkɒn dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti/ noun, plural conductivities. 1. Physics. the property or power of conducting heat, electricity, or sound. 2. Also called specific conductance. Electricity. a measure of the ability of a given substance to conduct electric current, equal to the reciprocal of the resistance of the […]
- Specific dynamic action
specific dynamic action n. Abbr. SDA An increase in the production of heat caused by the ingestion of food, especially proteins.
noun, Physics. 1. the ratio of the density of any substance to the density of some other substance taken as standard, water being the standard for liquids and solids, and hydrogen or air being the standard for gases. specific gravity noun 1. the ratio of the density of a substance to that of water See […]
noun, Physics. 1. the number of calories required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a substance 1°C, or the number of BTU’s per pound per degree F. 2. (originally) the ratio of the thermal capacity of a substance to that of standard material. specific heat See under heat capacity. specific heat definition The […]