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uncertainty

(ŭn″sĕrt′ăn-tē)
The state of being uncertain; feelings of doubt, ambiguity.
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Our own technical research has shown that if one accounts for all the uncertainties built into Nicholas Stern's well-regarded and influential The Economics of Climate Change, the uncertainty in the cost of climate damage is so large as to preclude any meaningful conclusion as to the urgency to act at the present time to counteract it.
In the literature, uncertainties in supply, process and demand are recognized to have a major impact on the manufacturing function.
Summation in quadrature was used to combine the uncertainties from the determination of effective radius and the estimation of the shrinkage in order to calculate the total uncertainty associated with the effective area [17].
The standard uncertainties u([x.sub.1]), ..., u([x.sub.N]) associated with the input quantity values [x.sub.1], ..., [x.sub.N] are combined to determine the combined standard uncertainty [u.sub.c](y) using the propagation of uncertainties formula given below:
For simplicity, all the uncertainties are independent and identically and uniformly distributed.
Thus, the total uncertainty in the calculated water flow rate results from the propagation of uncertainties in the valve command, differential pressure sensor measurements, and uncertainty associated with the regression itself.
GAAP about management's responsibilities in evaluating or disclosing going concern uncertainties, or when or how uncertainties should be disclosed in an organization's footnotes.
In most of works [10-14], covariance matrix which groups together information about the standard uncertainties and correlation between the real and imaginary components has been used to describe the complex-valued quantities.
It is noted that for evaluations of the standard uncertainties u(R) and u(I) associated with the real quantities R and I, the GUM [5] has been followed.
Stochastic models of uncertainties in computational mechanics.
Do we really see the risks and uncertainties we should assess and manage?
4.2 Standard uncertainties of the estimations of the input values