Definition/Meaning | Word/Phrase |
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speculative or theoretical | academic |

acidlike substance, theoretical | alkahest |

theoretical distribution of the number of successes in a finite set of independent trials with a constant probability of success | Bernoulli distribution , binomial distribution |

English theoretical physicist who applied relativity theory to quantum mechanics and predicted the existence of antimatter and the positron (1902-1984) | Dirac , Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac |

(statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence | distribution , statistical distribution |

theoretical distribution with finite mean and variance | Gaussian distribution , normal distribution |

English theoretical physicist (born in 1942) | Hawking , Stephen Hawking , Stephen William Hawking |

concerned with theoretical possibilities rather than actual use | impracticality |

theoretical sun that moves along the celestial equator at a constant speed and completes its annual course in the same amount of time the real sun takes at variable speeds | mean sun |

United States physicist (born in Austria) who proposed the exclusion principle (thus providing a theoretical basis for the periodic table) (1900-1958) | Pauli , Wolfgang Pauli |

theoretical distribution that is a good approximation to the binomial distribution when the probability is small and the number of trials is large | Poisson distribution |

concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities | practicality |

practical, not theoretical | pragmatic |

branch of physics that makes theoretical predictions about the behavior of macroscopic systems on the basis of statistical laws governing its component particles | statistical mechanics |

United States theoretical physicist (born in 1933) | Steven Weinberg , Weinberg |

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