Scaling


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Scaling

How the characteristics of an object change as you change the size of your measuring device. For a three dimensional object, it could be the volume of an object covered as you increase the radius of a covering sphere. In a times series, it could be the change in the amplitude of the time series as you increase the increment of time.

Scaling

The change in size of a measurable object accomplished when one of its dimensions is enlarged or shrunk. For example, given a rectangle, if one changes the length and/or width, this will by definition change the measure of its area.
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The equation gave the researchers a way to compare organisms with different body temperatures--a person and a crab, or a lizard and a sycamore tree--and thereby enabled the team not just to confirm previously known scaling laws but also to discover new ones.
Focusing mainly on mammals, the New Mexico researchers predicted 32 scaling exponents for different aspects of circulatory and respiratory systems.