from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the division of something into equal parts
  • n. the partition of its vertex set into sets whose sizes differ from each other by no more than 1
  • v. To divide into equal parts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In physical, the distribution of energy throughout a medium, consisting of molecules in motion, in accordance with the law of the partition of energy. See energy.


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  • The reason for this is something called the equipartition theorem in statistical mechanics.

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  • There is also evidence supporting the conjecture that the equivalence principle is valid separately for quarks and gluons resulting in exact equipartition of momenta and angular momenta in the nucleon.

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  • If the system consists of molecules and ether, as the former have a finite number of degrees of freedom and the latter an infinite number, the unmodified law of equipartition would require that the ether should finally appropriate all energy, leaving none of it to the matter.

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  • Based on this one can apply the equipartition theory to a group of N bits and assign an average energy each bit holds.

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