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Definition of the noun absorption coefficient
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- a measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substance; the fraction of incident radiant energy absorbed per unit mass or thickness of an absorber
The absorption coefficient α is a property of a material. It defines the extent to which a material absorbs energy, for example that of sound waves or electromagnetic radiation. Wallace Sabine was a pioneer of this concept in acoustics and defined the unit of the Sabin. A Sabin is defined as the absorption by a 1m square slab of perfectly-absorptive material.
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by Martin Weik
Note 1 : The absorption coefficient is expressed in units of reciprocal distance. Note 2: The absorption coefficient is represented by b in the exponent of the absorption equation that expresses Bouger's law, given by the relation F = F0e" 6jr ...
absorption coefficient (a) is the relative decrease in the intensity of a collimated beam of electromagnetic ...
by Informa Healthcare, Waldemar Karwowski
the sound absorption coefficient equals sound energy absorbed (converted to heat) divided by the incident sound energy. Therefore, absorptioncaused transmission losses are calculated by multiplying the ...
by Pei-Show Juo
Absinthism • Absorption Coefficient 6 Absinthism An addiction to absinthe. Absinthium The common wormwood. Artemisia absinthium, a bitter plant used as a stomachic tonic, anthelmintic, and flavoring in alcohol beverage. Absolute Alcohol ...
The Encyclopedia of Wood (2011)
by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The absorption coefficient of a material varies with the type and energyof ...
by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi
below: *absorption coefficient; *acoustic absorption coefficient, see sound absorption coefficient; *air-to-air heat transmission coefficient, see U-value; * coefficient of diffusion, see diffusion coefficient; *coefficient of heat transfer, see U -value; ...
The Audio Dictionary (2005)
Third Edition, Revised and Expanded by Glenn White, Gary J Louie
Absorption Coefficient A measure ...
Absorption coefficient. Refers to the rate of the absorption of radiation by the substance traversed by it. It is a constant which is characteristic of the nature and energy of the radiation and of the material absorbing it. . Absorption edge. (1) Refers ...
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Video shows what absorption coefficient means. A measure of the absorption of electromagnetic radiation as it passes through a specific substance; the fraction ...
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