frequency theory


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  • frequency theory — an early theory of hearing that postulated that the pattern of excitation of auditory nerve fibers was more important in perception of pitch than was the excitation of fibers in any particular area of the cochlear basilar membrane. Called also… …   Medical dictionary

  • frequency theory of probability — The view developed by Richard von Mises (1883–1953), in his Probability, Statistics, and Truth (1957; 1st German edn., 1928) that the probability of an event in a situation can be defined in terms of the frequency of occurrence of events of the… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Frequency probability — Statistical probability redirects here. For the episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, see Statistical Probabilities. John Venn Frequency probability is the interpretation of probability that defines an event s probability as the limit of its… …   Wikipedia

  • Frequency-dependent selection — is the term given to an evolutionary process where the fitness of a phenotype is dependent on its frequency relative to other phenotypes in a given population. In positive frequency dependent selection (or purifying frequency dependent selection) …   Wikipedia

  • Frequency dependent selection — is the term given to an evolutionary process where the fitness of a phenotype is dependent on its frequency relative to other phenotypes in a given population. In positive frequency dependent selection, the fitness of a phenotype increases as it… …   Wikipedia

  • Frequency partition — In graph theory, a discipline within mathematics, the frequency partition of a graph (simple graph) is a partition of its vertices grouped by their degree.For example, the degree sequence of the left hand graph below is (3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 1) and its …   Wikipedia

  • theory — A reasoned explanation of known facts or phenomena that serves as a basis of investigation by which to seek the truth. SEE ALSO: hypothesis, postulate. [G. theoria, a beholding, speculation, t., fr. theoros, a beholder] adsorption t. of narcosis… …   Medical dictionary

  • Frequency synthesizer — A frequency synthesizer is an electronic system for generating any of a range of frequencies from a single fixed timebase or oscillator. They are found in many modern devices, including radio receivers, mobile telephones, radiotelephones, walkie… …   Wikipedia

  • Frequency (statistics) — In statistics the frequency of an event i is the number ni of times the event occurred in the experiment or the study. These frequencies are often graphically represented in histograms. We speak of absolute frequencies, when the counts ni… …   Wikipedia

  • Frequency — For other uses, see Frequency (disambiguation). Three cyclically flashing lights, from lowest frequency (top) to highest frequency (bottom). f is the frequency in hertz (Hz), meaning the number of cycles per second. T is the period in seconds (s) …   Wikipedia

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