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What is distortion?
The stretching, bending, and enlarging of areas on a map due to the curvature of the earth.
A distortion analyzer is an electronic test instrument that measures the accuracy of an electronic circuit at reproducing a wave. For instance, an audio amplifier might have a… sine wave input to it, and the distortion analyzer measures how close the output is to a sine wave. If the output is clipped, the wave will be distorted, and the analyzer will measure the amount of harmonics present. The analyzer does this by supplying a low distortion sine wave test signal which is connected to the device under test. The output from the device is connected to the input of the analyzer where the original input signal is filter out with a precision notch filter. Anything left over after filtering represents distortion components and noise. Amplifiers will frequently have a "Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise" specification which is an accurate term for the quantity measured by a distortion analyzer. There are many manufacturers of distortion analyzers. The Hewlett-Packard models 331a and 333 are laboratory standard instruments. Other notable manufacturers are Sound Technology Corporation and Textronix.
distortion matters because the earth is round and it is impossible to show the earth on a flat surface without some distortion
Perceptual Distortion means the perceptual barriers and differences. It includes: Stereotyping means when we generalize. think of a social group which you may have come acro…ss. we often feel that all the members of the group are alike. This is stereotyping. The marketing application of this perceptual distortion is that the marketeer use umbrella branding. The benefit is that if one product of the brand does well then the others will too. Halo effect - That is judging based on reputation and the image the other person projects. Even if a person may overcome a certain habit or trait, they may still project an image associated with it. Physical appearance - This shouldn't matter since anyone can have good or bad values regardless of their physical features or what they are wearing. The founder of Gateway came to work in a t-shirt and wore an earring when men were expected not to wear them. Yet Gateway was a successful company for a number of years. First impression - Someone might just be having a bad day, and it isn't fair to assume they are like that all the time. Jumping to conclusion - This is reaching a conclusion before having all the information. For instance, a father came home and found a lot of beer bottles in the kitchen sink. He was ready to lay into his son about the dangers of drinking and how he wasn't going to tolerate drinking under his roof. But he restrained himself and asked his son to explain. The son said that he found all those in the yard and didn't want the neighbors to get the wrong impression of their family.
A distortion on a map is when you transfer information from a curved suface to a flat suface losing some accuracy. Distortion is a change in shape, size, or positi…on of a place when it's shown on a map. . . . In example . . . Transferring information from a globe to a map
Distortion in art is a change made to shape, size, or some other characteristic of the work by the artist. In some instances, distortion is a desired effect. In other inst…ances, the artist will try to correct it because it is unwanted.
when some of the component are being delayed compared to other component, so the resulting signal will be different from original signal.
It means to alter the proportions of something, making it disproportional although it retains all the same components as the original and in more or less the same order. If yo…u photoshop a photograph of a person to make their lips appear much larger than usual, although they are still clearly lips and are still in the same place lips should be, you have distorted the picture.
Different frequency components of a signal becoming out of phase
A temporal distortion occurs when 2 dimensions interact with one another, the observer may be able to catch a fleeting glance into 'another world'. A good example of a tempora…l distortion are ghosts. Ghosts are perceived as visitations from the afterlife where as all it is, is 2 dimensions existing simultaneously and temporarily coexisting. Man is indeed capable of creating a temporal distortion which can be induced using ancient mystical school teachings and more commonly, hallucinogens.
Maps are distorted because you can't project a 3-D thing onto a flat thing (paper) likewise you can't show a Hypercube (fantasy 4-D shape) as a 3-D projection. And can you see… a fourth Dimension hanging around anywhere? anyway. The best way to show why maps are distorted is follow these steps exactly. (1) Get an Orange, and nothing else. (2) Peel away the skin gently so it in one piece. (3) flatten it out carefully on a hard surface, like a table. (4) It explains itself really. (5) You may eat the Orange, if you want to. Thanks for reading
A distortion is the alteration of the original shape of an object, image, sound, waveform or other form of information or representation. Distortion is usually unwanted, and i…n practice there are many methods employed to minimize it. The term is often used for the observation or impression as well, as in a distorted view of the world. In some fields, distortion may be desirable. Such is the case with electric guitar distortion, which is the alteration of the sound waveform to add unique characteristics.
too long and complicated sentence may distort the meaning of the entire sentence
Distortions are a bit hard to explain but the general idea is that the world is like an orange skin - if you peel off the skin and spread it out (in one piece), then you have …the world and the distortions of maps laid out in front of you. We live on a big ball. Forcing the ball's image onto a 2-dimensional surface is the inevitable problem. Globes are the 'maps' that have the least over-all distortion, but in many ways they have far less detail and practical usefulness than well made 2-dimensional maps. Distortions are also known as projections. Over the years there have been arguments over which projection best explains and depicts the world and in the end, it resulted in the following different projections: Wagner VII Projection/Pseudo azimuthal projectionConic ProjectionMercator MapAnd many more.... The importance of distortions very much depends on how a map will be used. If you are planning a country's defense systems and strategies, then you want to eliminate or be able to account for global distortions to the highest degree of accuracy. If you want a good road map that will get you to a destination a thousand miles away, global distortions will mean absolutely nothing to you. Political maps may or may not be improved by paying attention to distortions; sometimes relative areas of adjoining areas will be critical and sometimes not. There aren't going to be many border disputes among the states of the US; it might be different in other parts of the world.
Answer Cognitive Distortions The Ten Forms of Self Defeating Thoughts 1. All or nothing - thinking You see things in black and white categories If …a situation falls short of perfect, you see it as a total failure. When a young woman on a diet ate a spoonful of ice cream, she told herself, 'I've blown my diet completely.' This thought upset her so much that she gobbled down an entire quart of ice cream! 2. Overgeneralization You see a single negative event, such as a romantic rejection or a career reversal as a never-ending pattern of defeat by using words such as 'always' or "never" when you think about it. A depressed salesman became terribly upset when he noticed bird dung on the windshield of his car. He told himself, 'Just my luck! Birds are always crapping on my car!' 3. Mental filter You pick out a single negative detail and dwell on it exclusively, so that your vision of all of reality becomes darkened, like the drop of ink that discolors a beaker of water. Example: You receive many positive comments about your presentation to a group of associates at work, but one of them says something mildly critical. You obsess about his reaction for days and ignore all the positive feedback. 4. Discounting the positive You reject positive experiences by insisting they 'don't count.' If you do a good job, you may tell yourself that it wasn't good enough or that anyone could have done as well. Discounting the positive takes the joy out of life and makes you feel inadequate and unrewarded. 5. Jumping to conclusions You interpret things negatively when there are no facts to support your conclusion. Mind reading: Without checking it out, you arbitrarily conclude that someone is reacting negatively to you. Fortune telling: You predict that things will turn out badly. Before a test you may tell yourself, 'I'm really going to blow it. What if I flunk?' If you're depressed you may tell yourself, 'I'll never get better.' http://www.skysite.org/primer/distortions.html 6. Magnification You exaggerate the importance of your problems and shortcomings, or you minimize the importance of your desirable qualities. This is also called the 'binocular trick.' 7. Emotional reasoning You assume that your negative emotions necessarily reflect the way things really are: 'I feel terrified about going on airplanes. It must be very dangerous to fly.' Or 'I feel guilty. I must be a rotten person.' Or 'I feel angry. This proves I'm being treated unfairly.' Or I feel so inferior. This means I'm a second-rate person.' Or 'I feel hopeless. I must really be hopeless.' 8. "Should statements" You tell yourself that things should be the way you hoped or expected them to be. After playing a difficult piece on the piano, a gifted pianist told herself, 'I shouldn't have made so many mistakes.' This made her feel so disgusted that she quit practicing for several days. 'Musts,' 'oughts' and 'have tos' are similar offenders. 'Should statements' that are directed against yourself lead to guilt and frustration. Should statements that are directed against other people or the world in general lead to anger and frustration: 'He shouldn't be so stubborn and argumentative' Many people try to motivate themselves with shoulds and shouldn'ts, as if they were delinquents who had to be punished before they could be expected to do anything. 'I shouldn't eat that doughnut.' This usually doesn't work because all these shoulds and musts make you feel rebellious and you get the urge to do just the opposite. Dr. Albert Ellis has called this 'musterbation.' I call it the 'shouldy' approach to life. 9. Labeling Labeling is an extreme form of all-or-nothing thinking. Instead of saying 'I made a mistake.' you attach a negative label to yourself: 'I'm a loser.' You might also label yourself 'a foal' or 'a failure' or 'a jerk.' Labeling is quite irrational because you are not the same as what you do. Human beings exist. but 'fools,' 'losers,' and 'jerks' do not. These labels are useless abstractions that lead to anger, anxiety, frustration, and low self- esteem. You may also label others. When someone does something that rubs you the wrong way, you may tell yourself: 'He's an S.O.B Then you feel that the problem is with that person's 'character' or 'essence' instead of with their thinking or behavior. You see them as totally bad. This makes you feel hostile and hopeless about improving things and leaves little room for constructive communication. 10. Personalization and blame http://www.skysite.org/primer/distortions.html Personalization occurs when you hold yourself personally responsible for an event that isn't entirely under your control. When a woman received a note that her child was having difficulties at school, she told herself, 'this shows what a bad mother I am,' instead of trying to pinpoint the cause of the problem so that she could be helpful to her child. When another woman's husband beat her, she told herself, lf only I were better in bed, he wouldn't beat me.' Personalization leads to guilt, shame, and feelings of inadequacy. Same people do the opposite. They blame other people or their circumstances for their problems, and they overlook ways that they might be contributing to the problem: 'The reason my marriage is so lousy is because my spouse is totally unreasonable.' Blame usually doesn't work very well because other people will resent being a scapegoat and they will just toss the blame right back in your lap. It's like the game of hot potato - no one wants to get stuck with it.
The intense heat from the fire distorted the steel beams in the building.
Try taking the peel of an orange and laying it out flat so that all the edges meet up - you can't! Well the earth is also a ball and when you try and represent the cur…ved surface on a flat piece of paper it would behave like the orange peel. To make a flat map you have to make a projection of the earths round surface (there are a number of ways of doing this) and this introduces a distortion.