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set-point

 [set´point]
the target value of the controlled variable that is maintained by an automatic control system, e.g., the point at which body temperature is controlled by the hypothalamic thermostat. Written also set point.

set-point

(set´point) the target value of a controlled variable that is maintained physiologically by bodily control mechanisms for homeostasis.
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In the AOM, each Agent determines the "total rate of operating cost" of the HVAC equipment it is responsible for over the entire range of possible set-point values.
With P or PD controller, at steady-state operating conditions the corrective term [DELTA]y at the input of feed-back control system that compensates deviation of process output from the set-point satisfies the condition
Increase set-points again until a consistent set-point of at least 15[degrees]C is reached or the setting is maximized.
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Previously it was thought that these factors could have short-term impacts on happiness, but that happiness would eventually resettle to its set-point.
The initial and expected final state which requires the output equal to set-point (R) without overshoot (slope equals to zero) are
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They include the maintenance of deep body temperature and heart rate, as well as the circadian oscillations around these set-points.
According to the company, these sensors combine high gain with broad functionality to meet specific dual-level or dual set-point control sensing requirements.
The unit is activated by an analogue set point signal to maintain fluid flow at the desired set-point.
e]'s, and the set-point range across the day to determine the extent to which the animals exploit their thermal environment: we define an index of thermal exploitation (Ex) as the time in which [T.