I'm not a native English speaker, so I had a trouble when translating the follow sentence:

The use of an implicit operator of this form liberalizes the stability restrictions appreciably and raises the maximal permissible value of min by a factor of 2-10 over that of an explicit scheme of time advancement at typical values of the problem and grid parameters used in the simulations.

What does the over that of mean?? Could you comment please?

  • Hello and welcome to the site. Please note: we are no translation service, but we will answer specific questions. So, please add your own thoughts - what did you understand? – Stephie Jan 31 '15 at 15:57
  • Yeaap, I see!But I didn't ask you to translate all the text.I just wanted smb to explain me the meaning of the word combination. That's it! – user16090 Jan 31 '15 at 16:18

The "over that of" is a comparison that could be replaced with "more than" or "better than". Even as native English speaker, I had to read this sentence multiple times to understand it because of how long it is. Stripping out technical details, I've reduced the sentence to get a much easier sentence to parse.

"[This technique] raises [something] by a factor of 2 to 10 times more than [something else]"

| improve this answer | |
  • Thank you a lot =). It's a part of mathematical article and I have to interpret every single sentence to realise it. – user16090 Jan 31 '15 at 16:36

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.