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  • Acoustics: A short-lived aspect of a signal, such as the attack and decay of musical tones.
  • Electronics: A signal component of fractional duration as compared to the primary signal.
  • Chemistry: A change in the reactor coolant system temperature and/or pressure due to a change in power output of the reactor. Transients can be caused (1) by adding or removing neutron poisons, (2) by that is increasing or decreasing electrical load on the turbine generator, or (3) by accident conditions. Source: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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