
Definition of Factor 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.
Generic synonyms: Constant, Factor
Specialized synonyms: H, Planck's Constant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Factor Of Proportionality
Literary usage of Factor of proportionality
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1914)
"... that is to the tangent of the angle QR P. The loadfactor is then equal to
the tangent of this angle multiplied by a factor of proportionality. ..."
2. Aeronautics: A Class Text by Edwin Bidwell Wilson (1920)
"Not only is it necessary to change a physical quantity from one set of units to
another; it is also important to change a factor of proportionality; ..."
3. Projective Geometry by John Wesley Young, Oswald Veblen (1910)
"for the determination of the factor of proportionality p. This equation is called
the characteristic equation of the matrix representing the projectivity. ..."
4. Transactions by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1914)
"... that is to the tangent of the angle QR P. The loadfactor is then equal to
the tangent of this angle multiplied by a factor of proportionality. ..."
5. College Algebra: With Applications by Ernest Julius Wilczynski (1916)
"Determine the factor of proportionality for a certain kind of wood, if the maximum
safe load for a beam 15 feet long, 3 inches wide, and 6 inches deep is ..."
6. Advanced Calculus: A Text Upon Select Parts of Differential Calculus by Edwin Bidwell Wilson (1912)
"For purposes of analysis the statement x varies as y, or z ас ;/, is written as
эт = in, introducing a constant k called a factor of proportionality to ..."
7. The Theory of Electricity and Magnetism: Being Lectures on Mathematical Physics by Arthur Gordon Webster (1897)
"The factor of proportionality X. is called the conductivity, and its reciprocal
the specific resistance, or resistivity of the conductor. ..."
8. The Realities of Modern Science: An Introduction for the General Reader by John Mills (1919)
"This is known as Joule's Law and is usually expressed as W = Ri2 (5) where R is
a factor of proportionality, known as the resistance. ..."