from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To put or project in linear form.
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- v. To make linear.
- v. To treat in a linear manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To represent: by means of lines; transform from pictographic to linear characters.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make linear or get into a linear form
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You probably still live in a linear world where significant changes need significant causes and non significant causes produce no significant changes and that is a common view in the computer modelling community because it all boils down to linearize everything due to the fact that a computer can only add numbers .
If you recall, I noted a few essays back that one way to make a non-linear model more tractable is to linearize it.
Yes, integration across larger time scales hourly-annual may effectively linearize what is really a fundamentally nonlinear response.
I once heard that the goal of engineering is to linearize natural systems — with enough concrete and steel, you can make Mother Nature behave.
Well I would linearize it anyway and work with the linear function forms but that BTP.
The views presented by the present system partition and linearize a corpus for ready understanding and exploration.
On the other hand, over short time frames (a century is quite short), and small enough perturbations (both changes in solar and GHG emissions vary relatively little), you can linearize the equations and possibly get meaningful results.
If you use a passive bridge that produces a nonlinear resistance, then you still need linearizing circuits prior to digitizing the circuit's analog output or you need to linearize the output in software after digitizing.
But adding op amps to linearize the output means you'll need a bipolar power supply.
You can linearize a bridge circuit's output by adding external linearizing circuits.