Determinate problem


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Determinate problem (Math) a problem which admits of a limited number of solutions.
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  • B. Dodge
    B. Dodge
    “No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination a person can overcome anything.”


In literature:

I shall now attempt to determine the principles which must be applied to the solution of our problem.
"The Rural Life Problem of the United States" by Horace Curzon Plunkett
Why should the student determine problems for himself?
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
Mother was of a determined disposition, and seldom failed to solve a domestic problem.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
The problem of character is the determining issue in the question of government.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
Problem IV: To determine what the preponderant social interests and activities are as judged by the amount of time men devote to them.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
The real problem is to determine the psychiatric group into which the case should be placed.
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
The problem is to determine what connection there is between the three events.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
It was very perplexing and yet Billy was determined not to evade any of the problems of life.
"Wunpost" by Dane Coolidge
I determined to abandon the Carville problem for an hour or two after breakfast in favour of Maupassant.
"Aliens" by William McFee
To determine just what we mean by intelligent emotion is our first problem for this study.
"Vocal Expression" by Katherine Jewell Everts
With dogged determination they are working out a knotty intellectual problem.
"The Galaxy, June 1877" by Various
This is the problem of problems, that determines all systems of science, philosophy, and thought.
"The Galaxy, May, 1877" by Various
How to determine a nation's share of the world task is a very complex problem, and mathematical statements have many serious limitations.
"The Call of the World" by W. E. Doughty
He went at the problem with shrewdness and determination.
"Drugging a Nation" by Samuel Merwin
The course of the experiments was determined by the nature of the problem itself.
"Clever Hans" by Oskar Pfungst
He is probably the only man who ever attempted to solve by experiment the problem of free will and determinism.
"Rustic Sounds and Other Studies in Literature and Natural History" by Francis Darwin
The problem of determining the changes is, however, simpler than others in perturbations.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
In any racial inquiry there are certain determinant factors which form the axioms of the problem.
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
These different points of view determine the different attitudes of the two parties to political problems as they arise.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
How far these birds of passage present an economic problem is at present difficult to determine.
"On the Trail of The Immigrant" by Edward A. Steiner

In news:

The main problem with workers' compensation insurance is the fact that it is based on each state determining its own laws.
Many types of bacteria are fighting it out in your digestive tract, and the winners can determine your risk for a range of health problems.
In this paper, we consider the grinding-wheel replacement problem in IC factories with the aim of determining the optimal replacement time for the grinding wheel s.
Jury determines genesis, follow-up of problem was within the standard of care.
Investigators will determine if the problem is bad enough for Honda to recall the SUVs.
The lights went out around 7:30 pm and a Caltrans electrician responded to determine the problem, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The government's determination to tackle "social exclusion" in the cities risks obscuring an equally deep-seated problem in the countryside.
A Washoe County grand jury has determined that there are problems at the county's juvenile hall, but nothing criminal.
A pair of political researchers determined through a poll conducted online that Mitt Romney's purported "religion problem" isn't really a problem at all.
It can also help determine part design problems with thin areas.
A Bethlehem man charged with shooting and wounding a man and a pregnant woman holding a child has a long history of mental problems and isn't competent to face trial, a court-appointed psychiatrist has determined.
Officials are taking extra steps to determine the cause of the problem so that it won't return again.
The problem of providing remote access to files is nothing new, but the implementation of the solution often also determines reliability, safety and productivity.
An effective design, but using this style of latch when shaving the outer handles can create a problem when determining where the solenoid goes.
Bright, awake and alert, critically thinking, problem solving, determined, focused, clever, "sharp as a tack" as my papaw Humphreys used to say.

In science:

Another problem with the determination of shortest path is the incomplete knowledge of the network.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
The generalized Deutsch-Jozsa problem is to determine whether f is nonconstant or not evenly distributed.
Quantum Algorithm for Generalized Deutsch-Jozsa Problem
Thus if M = K then the generalized Deutsch-Jozsa problem is equivalent to determining whether f is nonconstant or non-ν -to-one.
Quantum Algorithm for Generalized Deutsch-Jozsa Problem
The problem of determining their spectra can be mapped, using the replica method, into the study of a scalar field theory with an interaction of the type eψ2 .
Hopping between Random Locations: Spectrum and Instanton
These probabilistic problems suggest matrix integrals (or Fredholm determinants), which arise very naturally as integrals over the tangent space to symmetric spaces, as integrals over groups and finally as integrals over symmetric spaces.
Integrable Lattices: Random Matrices and Random Permutations
Fortunately, determining the ground state energy is equivalent to a Max-Flow problem which can be solved in polynomial time.
Computer Science in Physics
But this is a problem as we can check that the matrix then has a zero determinant! This means that the Poincar´e duality cannot be satisfied in this model .
Left-Right Symmetric Models in Noncommutative Geometries?
The determination of X (G) or Y (G) for a given G are archetypal of two classes of optimization problems.
Core percolation in random graphs: a critical phenomena analysis
In two dimensional Ising magnets, in the presence of quenched random fields, the problem of determining the ground state (GS) becomes more difficult.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
Eq. (2) solves a boundary value problem: given the temporal evolution A(0, t) at some location x = 0, eq. (2) determines the wave motion over all space, A(x, t).
Freak Waves in Random Oceanic Sea States
Conformal mappings of average profiles and correlation functions were shown to allow accurate determination of the critical exponents in disordered systems, at least in the case of the random-bond Potts model , and we naturally assume here that such transformations also apply in the diluted problem.
Quenched bond dilution in two-dimensional Potts models
At this point, the determination of this space is in principle a problem in linear algebra; once we have made the differential of the complex explicit.
On equations defining coincident root loci
In case of a general partition λ, an explicit determination of Dλ on the lines of Theorem 4.1 does not appear to be easy. (The isomorphism H1(G • ) = D is of little help in this.) In this section, we solve the easier problem of describing the support of Dλ , which coincides with the singular locus of Xλ .
On equations defining coincident root loci
Fµν F µν − where P+ = (1 + γ5) /2, and we work with Dirac fermions in order to have the eigenvalue problem for the determinant of the Dirac operator well defined.
Exact Renormalization of Massless QED2
This leads to some inherent numerical instabilities as the pole successively encounters the 1-string locations in strip 1. A second numerical problem is related to the determination of the location of the 1-strings in strip 2.
Lattice Approach to Excited TBA Boundary Flows: Tricritical Ising Model