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flip-flop

verb about face, adoption, backsliding, change like a chameleon, change of heart, change of mind, conversion, defection, diametrically opposed stance, divergence, diversion, 180-degree about face, qualification, realignment, regression, restructuring, reversal, reversion, temporizer, tergiversation, turn of the tide, turnabout
Associated concepts: flip-flop on a political stance
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This type of phase transition is a supercritical pitchfork bifurcation: The system first monotonically increases and then bifurcates into a bistable phase characterized by opposing G1 and G2 levels (Figure 5C,E).
All-conjugated diblock copolythiophenes and their blends with PCBM have also been investigated the potential application in electrical bistable memory devices.
s A B X = S x B 2X + Y + Z + 1 OUT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 4 1 TABLE 2: Bistable approximation parameters model.
Results obtained for this experiment suggest that monostablc controllers tend to function by actively using body and environmental dynamics more than bistable controllers, which by definition implies a more distributed control system for producing categorical perception.
Regenerative oscillations, spatial-temporal single pulses and static inho mogeneous structures in optically bistable semiconductors.
demonstrate that bistable perception occurs in the auditory modality.
And yet, for all that, we run the blend surprisingly effortlessly and seem to see in imagination, all at once, on a huge scale, and yet, as it were, hoveringly between bistable reversals, an embodied immateriality, a sky endowed with form, and a material disembodiment, a form abstracted to sky.
The primary competitive technology is an evolution of LCD technologies, using Cholesteric LCD (ChLCD) and Bistable Twisted Nematic technologies, based on reflecting light from a swirl of molecules.
It may sound like magic, but it's not; you can get this using a bistable display.
Bistable transmitting nonlinear directional couplers, Modern Physics Letters B 20, 515, 2006b.
xx](x, t) + f(u(x, t), t); where D > 0, x [member of] R, t [member of] R and f(u, t) is almost periodic in t, uniformly with respect to u, may model a variety of physical and biological phenomena, such as the signal propagation along bistable transmission lines, the propagation of nerve pulse, or the pattern formation in reacting-diffusing media (equations of Fisher or of Kolmogorov type).
For a bistable image such as Rubin's vase, Zhaoping's model tends to choose one interpretation over the other.