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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.
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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 analysis of hardened cement paste surface scaling caused by de-icing salt solutions under cyclic freeze-thaw conditions based on the data presented in Figs 7 and 8 leads to the conclusion that the biggest scaling occurs in specimens without NST additive exposed to 5% Ca[Cl.sub.2] solution (6.034 mg/[cm.sup.3]) and the smallest scaling is observed in specimens with 0.5% NST additive exposed to 5% Mg[Cl.sub.2] solution (1.508 mg/[cm.sup.3]).
Army Corps of Engineers performed a study in 1990 that found no damage at all to test sections of RCC from freezing and thawing and that concluded that "RCC is a suitable construction material for pavements in cold regions." But, since it is difficult to get entrained air into RCC, the fear of surface scaling persists.

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