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  Reflective Equilibrium (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Still, he comments that seeking a reflective equilibrium that merely irons out minor incoherence in a person's system of beliefs is not really the use of the method that is of true philosophical interest in ethics, just as we saw it might not be in the case of justifying logical inferences.
Shared agreement on that wide equilibrium would produce a well-ordered society governed by principles guaranteeing equal basic liberties, fair equality of opportunity, and the requirement that inequalities be arranged to make those who are worst off as well off as possible.
Proponents of reflective equilibrium might reject the requirement by suggesting it is premature to ask for such a story in ethics or by claiming that we can provide no analogous causal story for credible judgments we make in other areas, including mathematics or logic.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/reflective-equilibrium   (6974 words)

  Equilibrium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chemical equilibrium, when a chemical reaction proceeds at the same rate as its reverse reaction, with no change in the amount of each compound
Punctuated equilibrium, a part of evolutionary theory that states that speciation occurs relatively quickly with long periods of little change in between.
Reflective equilibrium in ethics, a state of balance among a set of beliefs
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Equilibrium   (243 words)

 Economic equilibrium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In economics, economic equilibrium often refers to an equilibrium in a market that "clears": this is the case where a market for a product has attained the price where the amount supplied of a certain product equals the quantity demanded.
The concept of equilibrium is also applied to describe and understand other sub-systems of the economy that do not follow the logic of supply and demand, for example, population growth.
For an equilbrium to be stable, a small deviation from equilibrium leads to economic forces that returns an economic sub-system toward the original equilibrium.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economic_equilibrium   (749 words)

 CHP - Equilibrium   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Equilibrium is the condition at which a system is not changing.
When we say a system is at equilibrium we always mean that it is in a thermodynamic equilibrium.
Equilibrium is described quantitatively by the equilibrium constant.
www.chem.vt.edu /chem-ed/equilibr/equilibr.html   (266 words)

Hay and Reid (1982) suggest that equilibrium is often absent in movement experiences because forces such as aerodynamic drag, gravity, and other external forces act on the athlete and generally create either linear or angular acceleration.
Static equilibrium is changed from frame A to B as the gymnast concentrically contracts the hip abductors of the right leg, resulting in an internal action force that translates to an external ground reaction force.
Static equilibrium does not exist when the CG and its corresponding line of gravity are outside the base of support; however, this is not the case with dynamic equilibrium.
www.usa-gymnastics.org /publications/technique/1997/2/equilibrium.html   (1689 words)

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At equilibrium, the concentrations of the substances participating in the equilibrium are constant.
Notice that the value of the equilibrium constant is the same, regardless of whether the initial materials were hydrogen and iodine or the hydrogen iodide molecule or a combination of all and whether the components were present in equal or different concentrations.
The equilibrium constant is a very useful concept, for it allows the prediction and calculation of the concentrations of the various species present in a reaction mixture at equilibrium.
genchem.chem.wisc.edu /sstutorial/Text13/Tx134/tx134.html   (1064 words)

 Chemical Equilibrium
Equilibrium occurs when there is a constant ratio between the concentration of the reactants and the products.
A reaction may look "finished" when equilibrium is reached, but actually the forward and reverse reactions continue to happen at the same rate.
Calculate the equilibrium concentrations of the three molecules and the value of K. equilibrium solution.
www.shodor.org /unchem/advanced/equ   (1146 words)

 equilibrium. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Some bodies, such as a ball or a cone lying on its side, do not return to their original position of equilibrium when pushed, assuming instead a new position of equilibrium; these are said to be in neutral equilibrium.
In thermodynamics, two bodies placed in contact with each other are said to be in thermal equilibrium when, after a sufficient length of time, their temperatures are equal.
Chemical equilibrium refers to reversible chemical reactions in which the reactions involved are occurring in opposite directions at equal rates, so that no net change is observed.
www.bartleby.com /65/eq/equilbrm.html   (353 words)

 Differential Equations (Math 3401) - First Order DE's - Equilibrium Solutions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the logistic growth equation r is the intrinsic growth rate and is the same r as in the last section.  In other words, it is the growth rate that will occur in the absence of any limiting factors.  K is called either the saturation level or the carrying capacity.
equilibrium solutions since they are constant solutions to the differential equation.  We’ll leave the rest of the details on sketching the direction field to you.  Here is the direction field as well as a couple of solutions sketched in as well.
Equilibrium solutions in which solutions that start “near” them move away from the equilibrium solution are called unstable equilibriums points or unstable equilibrium solutions.  So, for our logistics equation, P = 0 is an unstable equilibrium solution.
tutorial.math.lamar.edu /AllBrowsers/3401/EquilibriumSolutions.asp   (916 words)

 Chem4Kids.com: Reactions: Equilibrium
Equilibrium always happens at the same point in the reaction no matter where you start.
They reach equilibrium at the same point if you start with all B and C or half A and half B/C. It doesn't matter.
Another idea is that equilibrium is reached by itself with no outside forces acting on the system.
www.chem4kids.com /files/react_equilib.html   (338 words)

 Amazon.com: Equilibrium: DVD: Christian Bale,David Barrash,Sean Bean,Francesco Cabras,Maria Pia Calzone,Danny Lee ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The primary clash is between individualism and collectivism -- the notion that each person is an end to him or herself and pursues his or her own happiness, and the theory that the individual exists only to further the interests of the state.
I hesitate to reveal much more about the plot of "Equilibrium", jammed as it is with surprise and invention -- suffice to say, this is an intellectual rollercoaster ride, as cerebral as it is visceral; both a bleak glimpse into a possible future and a stirring tribute to the indomitable human spirit.
Equilibrium is a movie that, from the beginning, surprises with its excellent cinematography, big-budgetesque effects, and admirable performances.
www.amazon.com /Equilibrium-Christian-Bale/dp/B00005JLWN   (2606 words)

 Torque and Equilibrium   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The conditions for equilibrium are basic to the design of any load-bearing structure such as a bridge or a building since such structures must be able to maintain equilibrium under load.
They are also important for the study of machines, since one must first establish equilibrium and then apply extra force or torque to produce the desired movement of the machine.
The conditions of equilibrium are used to analyze the "simple machines" which are the building blocks for more complex machines.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/torq.html#torq   (175 words)

 Chemical Equilibrium
equilibrium position, is reached irrespective of how the equilibrium is started i.e.
The equilibrium has shifted to the right hand side because the reverse reaction has slowed down - its collisions have been reduced in frequency.
The equilibrium is achieved quicker in time and under easier conditions, however.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/5226/equilib.html   (1570 words)

 Equilibrium Equations and Equilibrium Constants   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If an equilibrium constant were to apply, it would have a value of infinity.
The expression for an equilibrium reaction is determined by the coefficients in the balanced equation.
Substitute the equilibrium concentrations in the equilibrium expression.
www.800mainstreet.com /7/0007-007-Equi_exp_k.html   (874 words)

 ZetaTalk: Equilibrium
Thus, the approach of the 12th Planet is evidenced by changes in the solar system because the equilibrium is being changed, the status quo altered, when it moves from a virtual standstill mid-way in its path to begin a passage.
We have stated that Planet X is disrupting the Earth's equilibrium, and the equilibrium of other planets and their moons, from afar.
A disturbed equilibrium is not a simple thing, a wire placed between the planets such that cutting this wire returns all to what man considers to be normal.
www.zetatalk.com /science/s101.htm   (1005 words)

 Equilibrium   (Site not responding. Last check: )
All reactions are (at least in theory) equilibrium processes.
Equilibrium refers to the fact that the overall number of reactant or product molecules isn't changing.
, the equilibrium constant for the reaction is:
people.depauw.edu /jhansen/Chem320S05/Equilibrium.html   (210 words)

Of course, since velocities are relative we know that static equilibrium and dynamic equilibrium are really the same thing, depending on where you are standing when you observe the motion (or lack of it).
Since the net force on this block is zero, it is in equilibrium - which means that it is not accelerating.
Since it is in equilibrium, the net force on the book is zero.
www.batesville.k12.in.us /physics/PhyNet/Mechanics/Newton1/Statics.html   (355 words)

 Dynamic Equilibrium   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If some of the components of an equilibrium system are gases then we have noted that Q can be expressed in terms of the partial pressures.
Therefore the position of an equilibrium is not affected by the presence of a catalyst.
Use this K and the initial conditions to calculate the equilibrium concentrations of A and B. Use this and the rate laws to calculate the rates for the forward and reverse reactions at equilibrium.
v.d.singleton.home.att.net /genchem/equilib.htm   (3103 words)

 Equilibrium Experiment
Equilibrium is a dynamic state in which the rate of formation of the products is equal to the rate of formation of the reactants (also called the Law of Mass Action).
Reactions in chemical equilibrium will remain so until the system is altered by some outside factor, such as removing some material from the product side.
Using that information, calculating the concentrations of all of the other species for the equilibrium expression can be accomplished.
chemweb.calpoly.edu /chem/125/125LabExp/Equilibrium/EquilExpIntro.html   (348 words)

 an introduction to chemical equilibria
The reaction has reached equilibrium in the sense that there is no further change in the numbers of blue and orange squares.
You get exactly the same equilibrium mixture irrespective of which side of the equation you start from - provided the conditions are the same in both cases.
At equilibrium, the quantities of everything present in the mixture remain constant, although the reactions are still continuing.
www.chemguide.co.uk /physical/equilibria/introduction.html#top   (1405 words)

An equilibrium exists when the system is at rest and has no further tendency to change.
The logical equilibrium condition in this model is that there will be no further changes in behavior when expected behavior is the same as actual behavior.
In this theory, people's spending depends on what they expect their income to be, and income in turn is the same as spending (because whatever one person spends, another receives as income).
www.ingrimayne.com /econ/ActionsResults/Contingent2.html   (983 words)

 The Resistance HQ - Home
Due to the fact that it is currently under construction this board is only open to those working on it.
This section is for fans of Christian Bale who want to share in their enthusiasm for him as an actor and an icon.
NOTE - topics about Equilibrium & his character Preston should be kept in the main forum.
equilibrium.proboards17.com /index.cgi   (344 words)

 equilibrium constants - Kc
It applies where everything in the equilibrium mixture is present as a gas, or everything is present in the same solution.
The equilibrium constant always has the same value (provided you don't change the temperature), irrespective of the amounts of A, B, C and D you started with.
This equilibrium is only established if the calcium carbonate is heated in a closed system, preventing the carbon dioxide from escaping.
www.chemguide.co.uk /physical/equilibria/kc.html   (1114 words)

 Punctuated Equilibrium
instead of a slow, continuous movement, evolution tends to be characterized by long periods of virtual standstill ("equilibrium"), "punctuated" by episodes of very fast development of new forms.
The "punctuated equilibrium" theory of Niles Eldredge and Stephen Jay Gould was proposed as a criticism of the traditional Darwinian theory of evolution.
This is a negative feedback regime, in which chance fluctuations will be counteracted, pulling the system back to its equilibrium position at the bottom of the valley.
pespmc1.vub.ac.be /PUNCTUEQ.html   (587 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Equilibrium [2003]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Equilibrium to me has allways been thought of as an under rated film, i see the Amazon reviewers have seen the light though!
These fight scenes, although i hate to generically put them in that terminology, are extremely origonal, without all the slow mo crap that ruins the effect of realism during a film.
Im thankful to say that in Equilibrium they have'nt dont what so many film makers do and that is to make the mistake of creating CG humans.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000ABPLG   (1024 words)

 Equilibrium   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Equilibrium is a reheated mishmash of other sci-fi movies.
In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death.
Equilibrium is one of the better action/sci-fi movies of the year..."
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/Equilibrium-1118792   (1032 words)

Pulling scenes entire from Blade Runner, Citizen Kane, and The Matrix while pulling philosophies entire from--yes, I was surprised, too--Gymkata, Equilibrium is another Dimension genre film made for no money that stinks a lot like Gary Fleder's excrescent Impostor from earlier this year, though it somehow manages to be considerably funnier.
So in the future it seems that emotion has been outlawed--a strange thing for though the characters in the film appear to experience jealousy, anger, pride, and sadness, the audience is imbued with a majestic feeling of sleepy unconcern.
Rotting on the shelf for over a year, Equilibrium has the moxie to use a puppy to facilitate a key change, an evil Damien-kid as a central conflict, and a series of disturbingly fey faux-martial arts as its centrepiece action sequences.
filmfreakcentral.net /screenreviews/equilibrium.htm   (437 words)

 The Paretian System: I - Equilibrium
Consequently, we have an equilibrium only if the output prices are such that maximizing utility, the sum of demands of both housholds will be equal to the amount supplied by firms.
We achieve a general equilibrium if all markets clear - which means that output prices and factor prices are such that the demand for each factor equals the supply of each factor and the demand for each good equals the supply of each good, i.e.
Pareto (1906) concluded that this was enough to establish the existence of a general equilibrium for the economy.
cepa.newschool.edu /het/essays/paretian/paretequil.htm   (5220 words)

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