InfoDiscrete in science is the opposite of continuous: something that is separate; distinct; individual.

The Group has a long-term active and generally very discrete support policy.Its sponsorship through the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation is well-known, but its support in other fields such as university book printing or theatre, is less known.…

Nearly all of the stories can stand alone as a discrete work.In current publishing, the series is available in three volumes and as a single three-volume set.…

In mathematics, the group algebra is any of various constructions to assign to a locally compact group an operator algebra (or more generally a Banach algebra), such that representations of the algebra are related to representations of the group.As such, they are similar to the group ring associated to a discrete group.…

An example of abstract group Dih n, and a common way to visualize it, is the group D n of Euclidean plane isometries which keep the origin fixed.These groups form one of the two series of discrete point groups in two dimensions.…

Equivalently, a point x in S is an isolated point of S if and only if it is not a limit point of S.A set which is made up only of isolated points is called a discrete set.Any discrete subset of Euclidean space is countable, since the isolation of each of its points (together with the fact the rationals are dense in the reals) means that it may be mapped 1-1 to a set of points with rational co-ordinates, of which there are only countably many.…

The most common distinction is between discrete and continuous spaces that the functions are defined over, for example discrete and continuous time domains.Discrete-time signals are often referred to as time series in other fields.Continuous-time signals are often referred to as continuous signals even when the signal functions are not continuous; an example is a square-wave signal.…

This can be made much smaller than a discrete circuit made from independent components.ICs can be made very compact, having up to several billion transistors and other electronic components in an area the size of a fingernail.…

When an electron absorbs energy either from light (photons) or heat (phonons), it receives that incident quanta of energy.But transitions are only allowed between discrete energy levels such as the two shown above.This leads to emission lines and absorption lines.…

Monte Carlo simulations are also less susceptible to sampling errors, since binomial techniques use discrete time units.This becomes more true the smaller the discrete units become.…

When an electron absorbs energy either from light (photons) or heat (phonons), it receives that incident quantum of energy.But transitions are only allowed in between discrete energy levels such as the two shown above.This leads to emission lines and absorption lines.…

Organized baseball lends itself to statistics to a greater degree than many other sports.Each play is discrete and has a relatively small number of possible outcomes.In the late 19th century, a former cricket player, English-born Henry Chadwick of Brooklyn, New York, was responsible for the "development of the box score, tabular standings, the annual baseball guide, the batting average, and most of the common statistics and tables used to describe baseball."…

In 1995 Rovelli and Smolin obtained a basis of states of quantum gravity, labelled by Penrose's spin networks, and using this basis they were able to show that the theory predicts that area and volume are quantized.This result indicates the existence of a discrete structure of space at very small scale.In 1997 Rovelli and Michael Reisenberger introduced a "sum over surfaces" formulation of theory, which has since evolved into the currently covariant "spinfoam" version of loop quantum gravity.…

The symbol is usually drawn without the circle when drawing schematics of integrated circuits.More recently, the symbol is often drawn without its circle even for discrete devices.In every case the arrow head shows the polarity of the P-N junction formed between the channel and gate.…

A second problem with materialism is that it obscures the importance of relations.It sees every object as distinct and discrete from all other objects.Each object is simply an inert clump of matter that is only externally related to other things.…

The user sees what appears to be a conventional display floating in space in front of them.For true stereoscopy, each eye must be provided with its own discrete display.To produce a virtual display that occupies a usefully large visual angle but does not involve the use of relatively large lenses or mirrors, the light source must be very close to the eye.…

Some commercially available double diodes have all four terminals available so the user can configure them for single-phase split supply use, half a bridge, or three-phase rectifier.For higher-power applications, a single discrete device is usually used for each of the six arms of the bridge.…

However, the particle in a box may only have certain, discrete energy levels.The energies which correspond with each of the permitted wavenumbers may be written as The energy levels increase with n^2, meaning that high energy levels are separated from each other by a greater amount than low energy levels are.…

He also made major contributions to the theory of discrete groups and their representations.

This is not, however, intended as a complete list of mathematical terms; just a selection of typical terms of art that may be encountered.For further reading in discrete mathematics, beyond a basic level, see these pages.Many of these disciplines are closely related to computer science.…

However, once a file is converted from the vector format, it is likely to be bigger, and it loses the advantage of scalability without loss of resolution.It will also no longer be possible to edit individual parts of the image as discrete objects.The file size of a vector graphic image depends on the number of graphic elements it contains; it is a list of descriptions.…