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Definition of Constants
ConstantConstant Con"stant, n.
1. (Astron.) A number whose value, when ascertained (as by
observation) and substituted in a general mathematical
formula expressing an astronomical law, completely
determines that law and enables predictions to be made of
its effect in particular cases.
2. (Physics) A number expressing some property or condition
of a substance or of an instrument of precision; as, the
dielectric constant of quartz; the collimation constant of
a transit instrument.
Aberration constant, or Constant of aberration (Astron.),
a number which by substitution in the general formula for
aberration enables a prediction to be made of the effect
of aberration on a star anywhere situated. Its value is
Constant of integration (Math.), an undetermined constant
added to every result of integration.
Gravitation constant (Physics), the acceleration per unit
of time produced by the attraction of a unit of mass at
unit distance. When this is known the acceleration
produced at any distance can be calculated.
Solar constant (Astron.), the quantity of heat received by
the earth from the sun in a unit of time. It is, on the C.
G. S. system, 0.0417 small calories per square centimeter
per second. --Young. ConstantConstant Con"stant, a. [L. onstans, -antis, p. pr. of constare
to stand firm, to be consistent; con- + stare to stand: cf.
F. constant. See Stand and cf. Cost, v. t.]
1. Firm; solid; fixed; immovable; -- opposed to fluid. [Obs.]
If . . . you mix them, you may turn these two fluid
liquors into a constant body. --Boyle.
2. Not liable, or given, to change; permanent; regular;
continuous; continually recurring; steadfast; faithful;
Both loving one fair maid, they yet remained
constant friends. --Sir P.
I am constant to my purposes. --Shak.
His gifts, his constant ourtship, nothing gained.
Onward the constant current sweeps. --Longfellow.
3. (Math. & Physics) Remaining unchanged or invariable, as a
quantity, force, law, etc.
4. Consistent; logical. [Obs.] --Shak.
Syn: Fixed; steadfast; unchanging; permanent; unalterable;
immutable; invariable; perpetual; continual; resolute;
firm; unshaken; determined.
Usage: Constant, Continual, Perpetual. These words are
sometimes used in an absolute and sometimes in a
qualified sense. Constant denotes, in its absolute
sense, unchangeably fixed; as, a constant mind or
purpose. In its qualified sense, it marks something as
a ``standing' fact or occurence; as, liable to
constant interruptions; constantly called for.
Continual, in its absolute sense, coincides with
continuous. See Continuous. In its qualified sense,
it describes a thing as occuring in steady and rapid
succession; as, a round of continual calls;
continually changing. Perpetual denotes, in its
absolute sense, what literally never ceases or comes
to an end; as, perpetual motion. In its qualified
sense, it is used hyperbolically, and denotes that
which rarely ceases; as, perpetual disturbance;
perpetual noise; perpetual intermeddling. ConstantConstant Con"stant, n.
1. That which is not subject to change; that which is
2. (Math.) A quantity that does not change its value; -- used
in countradistinction to variable.
Absolute constant (Math.), one whose value is absolutely
the same under all circumstances, as the number 10, or any
Arbitrary constant, an undetermined constant in a
differential equation having the same value during all
changes in the values of the variables.
Meaning of Constants from wikipedia
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it across multiple mathematical
problems. Constants arise
in many areas
of mathematics, with constants
such as e and π occurring
in such diverse
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- specifically bifurcation
theory, the Feigenbaum constants
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both express ratios
in a bifurcation
- new constants
of a more fundamental theory might allow
of several constants
from a more fundamental constant
. A long-sought...
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is used, together
with other constants
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that log 4/π may be thought
of as an "alternating Euler constant
". The two constants
are also related
by the pair of series
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