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Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: anisotropic, adj
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Definition: qualifies a physical medium in which the relevant properties depend upon direction

NOTE Whereas in an isotropic medium, linear relation between two vector quantities can be described by a scalar quantity, in an anisotropic medium a tensor quantity of the second order should be used. Permittivity, permeability, and conductivity, are examples of such scalar or tensor quantities.


Publication date:2011-04
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