# Solution

In chemistry, a solution is a homogeneous mixture composed of only one phase. In such a mixture, a solute is a substance dissolved in another substance, known as a solvent. The solvent does the dissolving. The solution more or less takes on the characteristics of the solvent including its phase, and the solvent is commonly the major fraction of the mixture. The concentration of a solute in a solution is a measure of how much of that solute is dissolved in the solvent.

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Theta Function - A Solution To Heat Equation
... The Jacobi theta function is the unique solution to the one-dimensional heat equation with periodic boundary conditions at time zero ... Then we can write which solves the heat equation That this solution is unique can be seen by noting that at t = 0, the theta function becomes the Dirac comb where δ is the Dirac delta ... Thus, general solutions can be specified by convolving the (periodic) boundary condition at t = 0 with the theta function ...
Hasse Principle - Intuition
... with rational coefficients, if it has rational solution, then this also yields a real solution and a p-adic solution, as the rationals embed in the reals and p-adics a global solution yields local ... the reverse can be done, or rather, asks what the obstruction is when can you patch together solutions over the reals and p-adics to yield a solution over the rationals when can local solutions be ...
Solution - Liquid - Preparation From Constituent Ingredients
... It is common practice in laboratories to make a solution directly from its constituent ingredients ... Case 3 amount of final solution volume is given ... Solute volume contribution is considered through ideal solution model ...
Collodion Process - Origin of The Process
... The process is simple a bromide, iodide, or chloride is dissolved in collodion (a solution of pyroxylin in alcohol and ether) ... The plate is then placed in a silver nitrate solution, which converts the iodide, bromide, or chloride to silver iodide, bromide or chloride ... the plate is removed from the silver nitrate solution and exposed in a camera while still wet ...
Effervescence
... Effervescence is the escape of gas from an aqueous solution and the foaming or fizzing that results from a release of the gas ... others to the production of carbon dioxide and to the subsequent liberation of CO2 gas from a solution when it becomes supersaturated with respect to this gas ... The visible bubbles are produced by the escape from solution of the dissolved gas (which itself is not visible while dissolved in the liquid) ...

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Let us begin to understand the argument.
There is a solution to everything: Science.
Allen Tate (1899–1979)

The truth of the thoughts that are here set forth seems to me unassailable and definitive. I therefore believe myself to have found, on all essential points, the final solution of the problems. And if I am not mistaken in this belief, then the second thing in which the value of this work consists is that it shows how little is achieved when these problems are solved.
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