unstable equilibrium


unstable equilibrium
condition in which a system went off balance and is not likely to regain stability

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  • Unstable equilibrium — Unstable Un*sta ble, a. [Cf. {Instable}.] Not stable; not firm, fixed, or constant; subject to change or overthrow. {Un*sta ble*ness}, n. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Unstable equilibrium}. See {Stable equilibrium}, under {Stable}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unstable equilibrium — nepastovioji pusiausvyra statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Pusiausvyra, kuriai esant mažas poveikis sukelia negrįžtamus sistemos būsenos pakitimus. atitikmenys: angl. unstable equilibrium rus. неустойчивое равновесие …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • unstable equilibrium — nestabilioji pusiausvyra statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. unstable equilibrium vok. instabiles Gleichgewicht, n; labiles Gleichgewicht, n rus. неустойчивое равновесие, n pranc. équilibre instable, m; équilibre labile, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • unstable equilibrium — /ʌnˌsteɪbəl ikwəˈlɪbriəm/ (say un.staybuhl eekwuh libreeuhm) noun a state of equilibrium in a system such that any slight change of energy will cause the system to move from its equilibrium state …   Australian English dictionary

  • unstable equilibrium — noun : a state of equilibrium of a body (as a pendulum standing direclty upward from its point of support) such that when the body is slightly displaced it departs further from the original position compare stable equilibrium …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unstable — Un*sta ble, a. [Cf. {Instable}.] Not stable; not firm, fixed, or constant; subject to change or overthrow. {Un*sta ble*ness}, n. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Unstable equilibrium}. See {Stable equilibrium}, under {Stable}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • equilibrium — equilibratory /i kwil euh breuh tawr ee, tohr ee, ee kweuh lib reuh , ek weuh /, adj. /ee kweuh lib ree euhm, ek weuh /, n., pl. equilibriums, equilibria / ree euh/. 1. a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces. 2.… …   Universalium

  • unstable — adj. (unstabler, unstablest) 1 not stable. 2 changeable. 3 showing a tendency to sudden mental or emotional changes. Phrases and idioms: unstable equilibrium a state in which a body when disturbed tends to move farther from equilibrium.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Equilibrium point — In mathematics, the point ilde mathbf{x}in mathbb{R}^n is an equilibrium point for the differential equation :frac{dmathbf{x{dt} = mathbf{f}(t,mathbf{x}) if mathbf{f}(t, ildemathbf{x})=0 for all t,!.Similarly, the point ilde mathbf{x}in… …   Wikipedia

  • Equilibrium level — In meteorology, the equilibrium level (EL), or level of neutral buoyancy (LNB), is the height at which a rising parcel of air is at a temperature of equal warmth to it. This means that unstable air is now stable when it reaches the equilibrium… …   Wikipedia