Nonlinear vs Backstepping - What's the difference?

nonlinear | backstepping |


As an adjective nonlinear

is (of a set of points) not lying on a straight line.

As a noun backstepping is

(control theory) a technique for designing stabilizing controls for a special recursive class of nonlinear dynamical systems.

nonlinear

English

Alternative forms

* non-linear

Adjective

(-)
  • (of a set of points) not lying on a straight line
  • (chemistry, of a molecule) whose atoms do not lie in a straight line
  • (mathematics, of a function) having a product of independent variables, or a variable with an exponent not equal to one
  • (of a system) whose output is not directly proportional to its input
  • erratic and unpredictable; tending to jump back and forth
  • a film with a nonlinear plot

    Antonyms

    * linear

    Derived terms

    * nonlinearity

    backstepping

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia backstepping)
  • (control theory) A technique for designing stabilizing controls for a special recursive class of nonlinear dynamical systems.
  • (geology) A gradual backward movement of organisms or a sedimentary environment caused by changes in environmental factors.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=April 16, author=Andrew C. Revkin, title=Coral Fossils Suggest That Sea Level Can Rise Rapidly, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Once the sea level stabilized again, the same group of corals grew once more, but farther inshore and up to 10 feet higher in elevation, a process known to geologists as backstepping . }}