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This glossary of engineering terms is a list of definitions about the major concepts of engineering. Please see the bottom of the page for glossaries of specific fields of engineering.
When any system at equilibrium for a long period of time is subjected to a change in concentration, temperature, volume, or pressure, (1) the system changes to a new equilibrium, and (2) this change partly counteracts the applied change.
It is common to treat the principle as a more general observation of systems, such as
When a settled system is disturbed, it will adjust to diminish the change that has been made to it
or, "roughly stated",
Any change in status quo prompts an opposing reaction in the responding system.
... boson: A force-carrying particle, as opposed to a matter particle (fermion). Bosons can be piled on top of each other without limit. Examples include photons, gluons, gravitons, weak bosons, and the Higgs boson. The spin of a boson is always an integer, such as 0, 1, 2, and so on ...
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Computer System engineering has traditionally been viewed as a combination of both electronic engineering (EE) and computer science (CS).
A “field” is any physical quantity which takes on different values at different points in space.
a person or thing that imparts motion, esp. a contrivance, as a steam engine, that receives and modifies energy from some source in order to utilize it in driving machinery.