# asymptote

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## asymptote

a mathematical term used for the straight line which is a tangent to a curve at infinity.
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When a set of 14C dates tend to an asymptote, there is a high possibility that ages close to the limit are unreliable.
The fact that neither of these income mobility measures quickly asymptote to a constant value suggests that income mobility may be period-specific and hence could change appreciably over different calendar time periods if the paths of income mobility change.
In both equations, symbols are as follows: K is the difference between asymptote BDNF and baseline levels; [y.
He said that one of the pleasures of working with Asymptote had been soliciting essays and translations from such fine practitioners of craft as Marilyn Hacker, Sara Suleri, and Geeta Patel.
In other words, the line of the asymptote is not the hyperbole that touches it ad infinitum, and can be reached only after having abandoned, negated, the hyperbole itself.
Moreover, they have become accustomed to the above language and expect a vertical asymptote at x = -3.
The NLS approach weights all data points equally and, consequently, may not discriminate adequately between a profile with data along two clearly defined asymptotes and a less robust profile in which one asymptote is supported by a single point (Figure 2).
The data in our study were incorporated into the USSL SAR-ESP model, whereupon the curve of measured ESP had a greater asymptote relative to the curve of predicted values.
According to Heyer et al, (15) for a complete inventory of species, the estimators and Sobs coincide and asymptote together, whereas for a relatively undersampled fauna, the estimator curves are much higher (65%) than the observed curves.
Where Y is the relative yield (percent of season-long weed free yield), A is the yield asymptote or maximum yield in the absence of weed interference, B and C are constants, and T is the length of the weed-free period after corn planting in DAP.
In the worst cases (see next page) the software joins the last point calculated before a vertical asymptote to the first point calculated after the asymptote.
In a Type-III functional response, the number of prey killed approaches asymptote as a sigmoid function and then decreases with increase in prey density and can be estimated by the following formula:
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