1. Same as scattering; or, sometimes used in referring to the scattered radiation. 2. The relative dispersion of points on a graph, especially with respect to a mean value, or any curve used to represent the points. See scatter diagram, spread.
The process by which small particles suspended in a medium of a different refractive index diffuse a portion of the incident radiation in all directions. In scattering no energy transformation results, only a change in the spatial distribution of the radiation. Along with absorption, scattering is a major cause of the attenuation of radiation by the atmosphere.
One-to-many operation where the root's send buffer is partitioned into segments and distributed to all processes such that the th process receives the th segment. represents the total number of processes in the communicator.
A scatter plot is drawn between 2 variables at interval/ratio level to check for a linear relationship, prior to calculating Pearson's coefficient of correlation. The independent (explanatory) variable is plotted on the horizontal (x) axis, and the dependent (response) variable is plotted on the vertical (y) axis.