of or relating to an extremum or the calculation of extrema: an extremal problem.
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How to use extremal in a sentence
“It is quite difficult to have a common theorem to incorporate all the extremal cases,” said Kang.
He studies extremal combinatorics, meaning objects like very large graphs or networks.The Coach Who Led the U.S. Math Team Back to the Top | Max G. Levy | February 16, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
In the context of extremal combinatorics, you can use probability to show that networks with certain properties actually exist, even if you might have a hard time coming up with an example of one yourself.The Coach Who Led the U.S. Math Team Back to the Top | Max G. Levy | February 16, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
Third, the position of the quantum extremal surface was highly significant.
As the hole shrank, so did the quantum extremal surface and, with it, the entanglement entropy.
British Dictionary definitions for extremal
maths logic the clause in a recursive definition that specifies that no items other than those generated by the stated rules fall within the definition, as in 1 is an integer, if n is an integer so is n+1, and nothing else is
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