Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to botanist Robert Brown (1773-1858), who investigated the movement of pollen suspended in water.
  • adj. Related to Brownian motion

Etymologies

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From Robert Brown, English botanist.

Examples

  • Any thoughts on randomness in Brownian motion and quantum mechanics?

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  • The last scene depicts Sodium, who has now become an Ion, in Brownian motion. —

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  • This incessant movement in the world of molecules is called the Brownian movement, and is a striking proof of the reality of molecular motions.

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  • In this case, none of the virus particles bound to the surface, but instead, wandered freely, obeying the random behavior known as Brownian motion.

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  • Such an equation was first used to describe the ordinary jiggling and drifting of molecules known as Brownian motion.

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  • His attempts to price warrants centered on the random movement of the prices of the bonds which led him into something called Brownian motion.

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  • Because the particles were suspended in a fluid, they were knocked about in what's called Brownian motion, which is like a random walk.

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  • The other - it might be described as Brownian - tightened centralised control and imposed performance targets on managers, with associated sticks and carrots.

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  • The Wiener process, also known as Brownian motion, is a continuous no-where differential function that is very useful in a number of fields.

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  • (in print Nov. 25), the researchers show how this microbe's movement is affected by drag and a phenomenon called Brownian motion.

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