## Superposition Sentence Examples

- 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. - To c 1, vary much, then a diurnal inequality derived from a whole year, or from a season composed of several months, represents a mean curve arising from the
**superposition**of a number of curves, which differ in shape and in the positions of their maxima and minima. - 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. - Structural complexity is brought about by the
**superposition**of new variations on preceding ones. - 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. - 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. - 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. - 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. - 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. - 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. - 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. - Structural complexity is brought about by the
**superposition**of new variations on preceding ones. - This is due to the
**superposition**of a great number. - 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 dotted curve represents the
**superposition**, which simply doubles each ordinate. - 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. - 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. - 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. - 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. - 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. - 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.