# Superposition Sentence Examples

- It is a case of the principle of
**superposition**of small disturbances. - Structural complexity is brought about by the
**superposition**of new variations on preceding ones. - For instance, the colour of a salt solution is the colour obtained by the
**superposition**of the colours of the ions and the colour of any undissociated salt that may be present. - The complexity of the glacial period and its subdivision into several glacial epochs, separated by interglacial epochs of considerable length (certainly longer than the postglacial epoch) has a structural consequence in the
**superposition**of successive till sheets, alternating with non-glacial deposits, and also a physiographic consequence in the very different amount of normal postglacial erosion suffered by the different parts of the glacial deposits. - By the principle of
**superposition**the whole effect may be found by integration of the partial effects due to each element of the surface, the other elements remaining at rest. - The method of
**superposition**of two motions may be illustrated by such examples as that of a body dropped from the mast of a ship moving at uniform speed. - Several rapids and the Falls of St Anthony (determining the site of Minneapolis) are signs of immaturity, resulting from
**superposition**through the drift on the under rock. - The total acceleration of any particle is that obtained by the
**superposition**of the component accelerations derived from its association with the other particles of the system severally in accordance with this law. - Structural complexity is brought about by the
**superposition**of new variations on preceding ones. - This is due to the
**superposition**of a great number. - In the case of plane figures, the congruence is tested by an imaginary
**superposition**of one figure on the other; but this may more simply be regarded as the**superposition**, on either figure, of the image of the other figure on a contiguous plane. - Formerly it was generally supposed that the Tartini tone was due to the beats themselves, that the mere variation in the amplitude was equivalent, as far as the ear is concerned, to a
**superposition**on the two original tones of a smooth sine displacement of the same periodicity as that variation. - Another powerful reason for taking the aether to be stationary is afforded by the character of the equations of electrodynamics; they are all of linear type, and
**superposition**of effects is possible. - Chandler afterwards made an important addition to the subject by showing that the motion was represented by the
**superposition**of two harmonic terms, the first having a period of about 430 days, the other of one year. - A wonderfully accurate register, or successive
**superposition**of each block, is got mainly by the skill of the printer, who is assisted only by a mark defining one corner and another mark showing the opposite side limit. - The dotted curve represents the
**superposition**, which simply doubles each ordinate. - In some cases, as in the vine-family Ampelidaceae, this seems to be the ordinary mode of development, but the
**superposition**of the stamens on the sepals in many plants, as in the pink family, Caryophyllaceae, is due to the suppression or abortion of the whorl of petals, and this idea is borne out by the development, in some plants of the order, of the suppressed whorl. - Thus, to express the
**superposition**of one whorl upon another, a line is drawn between them, e.g. - The long, slender stems, somewhat tumid at the nodes, were ribbed, the ribs running continuously through the nodes, a fact correlated with the
**superposition**of the whorled leaves, the number of which in each verticil was some multiple of 3, and usually 6. - If then we resolve Ahbkc into harmonics by Fourier's theorem, we may follow the motion of the separate harmonics, and their
**superposition**will give the form of the string at any instant. - The motion of the system consequent on arbitrary initial conditions may be obtained by
**superposition**of the n normal modes with suitable amplitudes and phases. - The typical case is where the extraneous forces are of the simple-harmonic type cos (at+~); the most general law of variation with time can be derived from this by
**superposition**, in virtue of Fouriers theorem. - 149) has shown that the results deduced from Airy's waves of permanent type may be obtained by regarding the action of the medium as the
**superposition**of the effects of ordinary double refraction and of an independent rotary power. - The result of this
**superposition**is a seven-year period, which makes 6 periods of the 428-day term (4 2 8 d X 6 = 2568 d = 7 years, nearly), and 7 periods of the annual term. - For it was proved that the medieval objects were found in such positions as to be necessarily contemporaneous with the foundation of the buildings, and that there was no
**superposition**of periods of any date whatsoever. - In estimating theoretically the resolving power on a double star we have to consider the illumination of the field due to the
**superposition**of the two independent images. - If the liquid is reduced to rest at infinity by the
**superposition**of an opposite stream given by w = - Uz, we are left with w = Ua2/z, (6) =U(a 2 /r) cos 0= Ua2x/(x2+y2), (7) 4, = -U(a 2 /r) sin 0= -Ua2y/( x2+y2), (8) giving the motion due to the passage of the cylinder r=a with velocity U through the origin 0 in the direction Ox. - In the encrusting type, which is found in a large proportion of the genera, the zooids are usually in a single layer, with their orifices facing away from the substratum; but in certain species the colony becomes multilaminar by the continued
**superposition**of new zooids over the free surfaces of the older ones, whose orifices they naturally occlude. - Fourier's theorem asserts that such a curve may be built up by the
**superposition**, or addition of ordinates, of a series of sine curves of wave-lengths X, IX, 3A, 4A... - For the
**superposition**of these trains will give a stationary wave between A H A (16) Y which is an equation characteristic of simple harmonic motion. - But since y=yl+y2, Tdy/dx=Tdy/dx+Tdy 2 /dx, or the condition for
**superposition**holds when the displacement is so small that we may put dx/ds = I. - All its lines arrange themselves in two families of series, in other words, the spectrum looks like that of the
**superposition**of two spectra similar to those presented by the alkali metals. - A generalization of Galileo's results takes the form that under constant conditions of this kind, force (defined in terms of motion) is constant, and that the
**superposition**of two sets of conditions, if their independence can be secured, results in**superposition**of the forces associated with them separately.