Comment 5RAD Re: google define:attenuation


Boeing granted patent for force field


google define:attenuation (Score: 1)

by on 2015-03-24 15:52 (#5MRW)

  1. In physics, attenuation (in some contexts also called extinction) is the gradual loss in intensity of any kind of flux through a medium. For instance, sunlight is attenuated by dark glasses, X-rays are attenuated by lead, and light and sound are attenuated by water.
Was there some problem with saying "Boeing gets patent for a shockwave attenuation system?"

So it's not force nor field. It is a system for damping a shockwave.

I hope that pipedot readers can handle the big words. And for those that can't, I hope they don't submit articles.

Re: google define:attenuation (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-03-25 13:44 (#5Q4J)

So it's not force nor field. It is a system for dampening a shockwave.
Really? Where is the water for dampening? I think you meant "damping".
I don't make AC comments like this very often, but dampen/damp is a pet peeve...

Re: google define:attenuation (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2015-03-25 21:38 (#5RAD)

Quite right - sorry about that.


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2015-03-26 07:50 Informative +1

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