Definition of Constant of proportionality

1. Noun. The constant value of the ratio of two proportional quantities x and y; usually written y = kx, where k is the factor of proportionality.

Exact synonyms: Factor Of Proportionality
Generic synonyms: Constant, Factor
Specialized synonyms: H, Planck's Constant

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Literary usage of Constant of proportionality

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1. Advanced Calculus: A Text Upon Select Parts of Differential Calculus by Edwin Bidwell Wilson (1912)
"Solve the problem of the decomposition and determine the constant of integration and the physical constant of proportionality if x = 5.11 when í = 0 and x ..."

2. Newtonian Physics by Benjamin Crowell (2003)
"... friction a friction force in which at least one of the object is is a fluid spring constant the constant of proportionality between foree and elongation ..."

3. Analysis of Censored Data: Proceedings of the Workshop on Analysis of by Hira L. Koul, J. V. Deshpande (1995)
"The slope of this straight line corresponds to an estimator of the constant of proportionality belonging to the class of estimators proposed by Andersen ..."

4. Engineering Thermodynamics by Charles Edward Lucke (1912)
"Making the weight of the substance unity, which is equivalent to the consideration of one pound of substance, the constant of proportionality may be denned ..."

5. A Text Book of Engineering Thermodynamics by Charles Edward Lucke, John Joseph Flather (1915)
"As the reception of heat in each case causes a temperature rise proportional to it and to the weight of the substances, this constant of proportionality ..."

6. A Text Book of Engineering Thermodynamics by Charles Edward Lucke, John Joseph Flather (1915)
"As the reception of heat in each case causes a temperature rise proportional to it and to the weight of the substances, this constant of proportionality ..."

7. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1920)
"From equation (106), the torque developed by any armature can be shown to be T = K\ ZI3> (107) where K't = a constant of proportionality, involving the ..."

8. The Origin and Its Meaning: On the Origin of the Universe and Its Mechanics by Roger Ellman (2004)
"It is desirable for simplicity that the units for the quantities in such laws be so as to have the constant of proportionality, k, be unity. ..."