linking number

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link·ing num·ber (L),

a property of a long biopolymer (such as duplex DNA) equal to the number of twists (related to the frequency of turns around the central axis of the helix) plus the writhing number.

link·ing num·ber

(L) (lingk'ing nŭm'bĕr)
A property of a long biopolymer (such as duplex DNA) equal to the number of twists (related to the frequency of turns around the central axis of the helix) plus the writhing number.
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Knowing the linking coefficient of the prominent obstacle, which is similar to the coefficient of friction, it is possible to calculate the force required for the movement of the Universal rescue vehicle:
Where v--the linking coefficient of the screw on the material obstacles.
Four IRT linking methods, including the mean/mean, mean/sigma, Haebara, and Stocking-Lord methods, have been developed and widely used to estimate linking coefficients (slope and intercept) for a linear transformation from one scale to another.

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