Definition of Superposition principle

1. Noun. (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest.

Exact synonyms: Principle Of Superposition, Superposition
Generic synonyms: Principle, Rule
Category relationships: Geology



Definition of Superposition principle

1. Noun. (mathematics physics) The principle that a linear combination of two or more solutions of an equation is itself a solution; it is a feature of many physical laws ¹

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Literary usage of Superposition principle

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1. A Dictionary of Chemical Terms by James Fitton Couch (1920)
"Superposition, Principle of Optical. See optical superposition, principle of. Superpotential. See excess voltage. Super Salt. An acid salt. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemical Terms by James Fitton Couch (1920)
"Superposition, Principle of Optical. See optical superposition, principle of. Superpotential. See excess voltage. Super Salt. An acid salt. ..."

3. Toda Lattices, Cosymplectic Manifolds, Bäcklund Transformations, and Kinks by Robert Hermann (1977)
"(The form chosen is suggested by the “superposition principle” for Korteweg-de Vries found by Wahlquist and Estabrook. ..."

4. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"... presents itself as being * Not less simple, than in mathematics tho superposition principle:—a principle employed in trical demonstration, ..."

5. Cartanian Geometry, Nonlinear Waves, and Control Theory. by Robert Hermann (1980)
"... and a sort of nonlinear superposition principle discovered (for the Sine-Gordon equation) by the mathematician Luigi Bianchi in the 19th century. ..."

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