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SCINTILLATION: $\bullet$ The evaluation of the intensity fluctuations of the transmitted signals of a scintillometer. $\bullet$ A rapid apparent displacement of a target indication from its mean position on a radar display; one cause is shifting of the effective reflection point on the target. (I myself don't like this second one though) $\bullet$ A brief ...


The dominant load that a large structure has to face it's its own weight. The weight load scales as volume, which means that it goes as $\lambda^3$ The canonical strain $\epsilon$ upon a given load $F$ is $$ \epsilon = \frac{F}{k} = \frac{ F L }{ A E} $$ so the strain will scale as $\lambda^3 \lambda^{-1} = \lambda^2$, which means that scaling up the ...

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