A ring tube of elliptical section is thus formed.
These most commonly resemble segments of circles, but are not infrequently elliptical or irregular in outline.
Petrus Apianus (1524) gave his map an elliptical shape.
It is sparing in the use of personal pronouns, and prefers impersonal and elliptical diction.
The axes will take up any position, and consequently give rise to a continuous series of parhelia which touch externally the inner halo, both above and below, and under certain conditions (such as the requisite altitude of the sun) form two closed elliptical curves; generally, however, only the upper and lower portions are seen.
The top boom of each girder is an elliptical wrought iron tube 17 ft.
There are three distinct though connected groups of ruins at Zimbabwe, which are commonly known as the "Elliptical Temple," the "Acropolis" and the "Valley Ruins."
The circular outline had given way in geographical opinion to the elliptical with the long axis lying east and west, and Aristotle was inclined to view it as a very long and relatively narrow band almost encircling the globe in the temperate zone.
The principal vibration, in which the section becomes elliptical, corresponds to n = 2.
The aureola, when enveloping the whole body, is generally oval or elliptical in form, but is occasionally circular or quatrefoil.
Then again, the ears are large in proportion to the head, the pupil of the eye is elliptical and vertical when in a strong light, and the female has six pairs of teats, in place of the three to five pairs found in dogs, wolves and jackals.
It is roughly elliptical, its major axis, 180 m.
The principles of construction, the use of stone and cement are the same as in the "elliptical" kraal; there is no definite plan, the shape and arrangement of the enclosures being determined solely by the natural features of the ground.
The orbit of the moon around the earth, though not a fixed curve of any class, is elliptical in form, and may be represented by an ellipse which is constantly changing its form and position, and has the earth in one of its foci.
The famous declaration read by Gramont in the Chamber on the 6th of July, the "threat with the hand on the sword-hilt," as Bismarck called it, was the joint work of the whole cabinet; the original draft presented by Gramont was judged to be too "elliptical" in its conclusion and not sufficiently vigorous; the reference to a revival of the empire of Charles V.
The island is irregularly elliptical - somewhat triangular - in shape, and is 36 m.
By its aid, for example, the whole of the properties a elliptical arches, whether square or skew, whether level or sloping in their span, are at once deduced by projection from those of symmetrical circular arches, and the properties of ellipsoidal and ellipticconoidal domes from those of hemispherical and circular-conoidal domes; and the figures of arches fitted to resist the thrust of earth, which is less horizontally than vertically in a certain given ratio, can be deduced by a projection from those of arches fitted to resist the thrust of a liquid, which is of equal intensity, horizontally and vertically.
in length, and their section is elliptical, 102 ft.
The orbits of earth and moon are elliptical, so that the earth is sometimes nearer, sometimes farther away from the sun, and the same is the case with the moon in relation to the earth.
The eggs are elliptical in shape, both poles being equal, and are covered with a shell which may be thin and leathery or hard and calcareous.
Further a stream of light of the most general character is equivalent to the admixture of common and polarized light, the polarization being elliptical, circular or plane.
We see then that there are seven possible types of light: common light, polarized light and partially polarized light; the polarization in the two latter cases being elliptical, circular or plane.
Between this and the "elliptical" kraal are the "Valley Ruins," consisting of smaller buildings which may have been the dwellings of those traders who bartered the gold brought in from distant mines.
is a flat disk, circular or elliptical in outline, had in the ideas time of Homer acquired a special definiteness by the introduction of the idea of the ocean river bounding the whole, an application of imperfectly understood observations.
2 This seems more likely than the alternative view that it was of elliptical shape and was folded before being put on.
He was several times a successful competitor for the prizes given by the Academy of Sciences of Paris; the subjects of his essays being: - the laws of motion (Discours sur les lois de la communication du mouvement, 1727), the elliptical orbits of the planets, and the inclinations of the planetary orbits (Essai d'une nouvelle physique celeste, 1735).
In certain districts the subglacial till was not spread out in a smooth plain, but accumulated in elliptical mounds, 100 or 200 ft.
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Smaller elliptical houses were found near by, with geometric potsherds, bronzes, and a few iron weapons.
Aberration Of Light This astronomical phenomenon may be defined as an apparent motion of the heavenly bodies; the stars describing annually orbits more or less elliptical, according to the latitude of the star; consequently at any moment the star appears to be displaced from its true position.
The points where axes intersect the plane of section are called centres; the point where the line of contact intersects it, the poini of contact, or pitch-point; and the wheels are described as circular, elliptical, &c., according to the forms of their sections made by that plane.
Near it, in a district called Civita, is a large elliptical area of about 1300 by 380 yds., enclosed by a wall of masses of lava, which is about 28 ft.
In the first quarter of the 18th century the bowl becomes narrow and elliptical, with a tongue or "rat's tail" down the back, and the handle is turned up at the end.
This shows that the side of the moon presented to us is held in position as it were by the earth, from which it also follows that the lunar globe is more or less elliptical, the longer axis being directed toward the earth.
In the American button-bush the heads are globular, in some species of teazel elliptical, while in scabious and in composite plants, as sunflower, dandelion, thistle, centaury and marigold, they are somewhat hemispherical, with a flattened, slightly hollowed, or convex disk.
The inlet pipe enters an elliptical vessel which communicates with the cylinder a little way up from its base, whilst at the base there is a relief tube leading into the elliptical vessel already mentioned.
The explanation of these recurring phenomena is that a great cloud or distended stream of meteors revolves around the sun in a period of 331years, and that one portion of the elliptical orbit intersects that of the earth.
The ovary is small, rounded to elliptical, and one-celled, and contains a single slightly bent ovule sessile on the ventral suture (that is, springing from the back of the ovary); the micropyle points downwards.
Green Mountain, the principal elevation, is a huge elliptical crater, rising 2820 ft.
It is nearly elliptical, the major axis, 250 m.
Wherever the text is whole, it is curt, elliptical, and yet rhythmical to a degree attainable only through long use.
The elliptical Tabernacle (5870) has a rounded, turtle-shell shaped roof, unsupported by pillars or beams, seats nearly 10,000, and has a large pipe organ (5000 pipes).
Though usually more or less cylindrical or circular in section, hairs are often elliptical or flattened, as in the curly-haired races of men, the terminal portion of the hair of moles and shrews, and conspicuously in the spines of the spiny squirrels of the genus Xerus and those of the mouse-like Platacanthomys.
In the Belgian process the reduction and distillation are carried out in cylindrical or elliptical retorts of fire-clay, from 3 ft.
The stem is bushy, with numerous and very leafy branches; the leaves are alternate, leathery in texture, elliptical, obtusely serrated, strongly veined and placed on short channelled footstalks.
A detailed description of the volcano was published by the Mexican geological survey in 1895 according to which the crater is elliptical in form, 2008 by 1312 ft.,, and has a depth of 1657 ft.
In Ulva and Mesocarpus the chromatophore is a single plate, which in the latter genus places its edge towards the incident light; in Spirogyra they are spiral bands embedded in the primordial utricle; in Zygnema they are a pair of stellate masses, the rays of which branch peripherally; in Oedogonium they are longitudinally-disposed anastomosing bands; in Desmids plates with irregular margins; in Cladophora polyhedral plates; in Vaucheria minute elliptical bodies occurring in immense numbers.
This lies similarly underneath an archaic Greek temple of Apollo, which was built apparently in the 7th century to replace the " Geometric " temple, an elliptical structure with an exterior ring of columns.
The lower two frames show eccentricity, or how elliptical their orbits are.
Vibrations of this kind are observed whenever liquid issues from an elliptical or other non-circular hole, or even when it is poured from the lip of an ordinary jug; and they are superposed upon the general progressive motion.
In order to carry out the experiment the jet is caused to issue from an elliptical orifice in a thin plate, about 2 mm.
WATERBUCK (Wasserbok), the name of a large South African antelope (Cobus ellipsiprymnus) belonging to the subfamily Cervicaprinae, characterized by the white elliptical ring on the buttocks, and the general reddish grey colour of the long and coarse hair.
The arms are elliptical in cross-section, diminishing from the nave to the rim, and are usually designed as equally loaded cantilevers, fixed at the nave and free at the rim.
It was elliptical, and its long Diameter was perpendicular to the Horizon, verging below farthest from the moon."
- Eleutherozoa with a test of roughly circular, subpentagonal or elliptical outline, spheroidal, domed or flattened, of primary pentameric symmetry affecting all systems of organs except the gut.
Johann Kepler had proved by an elaborate series of measurements that each planet revolves in an elliptical orbit round the sun, whose centre occupies one of the foci of the orbit, that the radius vector of each planet drawn from the sun describes equal areas in equal times, and that the squares of the periodic times of the planets are in the same proportion as the cubes of their mean distances from the sun.
The most famous is the first, which is doubly misnamed, since it is not a temple and its contour is too unsymmetrical to be described properly as elliptical.
Tisserand in 1895.1 It involved the action of no third mass, but depended solely upon the progression of the line of apsides in a moderately elliptical orbit due to the spheroidal shape of the globes traversing it.
We have seen that under the law of the inverse square all finit orbits are elliptical.
Sepals are generally of a more or less oval, elliptical or oblong form, with their apices either blunt or acute.
They are generally of a more or less oval or elliptical form, or they may be globular, as in Mercurialis annua; at other times linear or clavate, curved, flexuose, or sinuose, as in bryony and gourd.
banneret, from banniere, banner, elliptical for seigneur or chevalier banneret, Med.
The Basin is elliptical in form, extending nearly across the state from N.E.
annulusns the image into elliptical annuli or a fan-shaped region of adjacent sectors.
XDrawArc draws a single circular or elliptical arc draws a single circular or elliptical arc, and XDrawArcs draws multiple circular or elliptical arcs.
These early hunting sticks differ from returning boomerangs in being larger and having only a shallow angle giving a long low elliptical trajectory.
Each detector had a co-aligned stainless steel collimator yielding an elliptical field of view 1 x 1.8 degrees.
The works involved excavations in Leicester Road to lay a large 1000 mm x 650 mm elliptical culvert to replace the existing defective culvert.
The area is dominated by rounded drumlins, with the characteristic smooth, elliptical form.
earth's orbit around the sun is elliptical with the sun at one focus of the ellipse, not the center.
FAST was launched on August 21, 1996 from a Pegasus rocket into a highly elliptical orbit.
The better known Bourdon gage works by allowing the pressure into a curved tube, itself of a slightly elliptical cross section.
Four roughly elliptical blobs of light in formation photographed through window of photo lab.
These are on very elliptical orbits, and almost all approach within 38 AU of the Sun.
The real areole somewhat elliptical and hardly 1 to 2 mm large.
Interactions with Neptune and Uranus have made their orbits so elliptical.
elliptical orbits into spiral arms.
elliptical arch over the holes for barges.
This means that a perfect circle would appear elliptical on the screen.
This causes the circular orbit of the water to become elliptical.
elliptical in shape rather than circular.
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The company built a grandstand to seat 700, along with aa elliptical cycling track.
At the center of this disk I saw an elliptical bulge raised above the other hieroglyphs.
A safety cable inside the elliptical hose prevents hyperextension of the corrugated hose.
These density waves are twisted by the elliptical orbits into spiral arms.
Selection tools including rectangular, elliptical, free, fuzzy and paths.
retrograde elliptical orbit around the Sun?
scoured out big, elliptical scallops in the rock.
spin around their stars at great speed, often in highly elliptical orbits.
subsurface structures comprise of: One 303 m long elliptical tunnel connecting the Laws platform with the Simpson building.
elliptical trainers have long been a staple of fitness facilities around the globe.
The mass has an elliptical shape, its long axis, which extends nearly N.N.W.-S.S.E., being about 120 m.
In the simplest cases the cambium produces xylem more freely along certain tracts of the circumference than along others, so that the stem loses its original cylindrical form and becomes elliptical or lobed in section.
It is colourless and contains definite corpuscles, which are round or elliptical, and in many Metanemertines are coloured red by haemoglobin, being colourless in other species.
To the south-east, in the district known as the Cunelie, are a large number of tombs, known as sesi, similar in character to the nuraghi of Sardinia, though of smaller size, consisting of round or elliptical towers with sepulchral chambers in them, built of rough blocks of lava.
The system of Algol, according to this view, is triple; it includes a large, obscure primary, round which the eclipsing pair revolves in an orbit somewhat smaller than that of Uranus, very slightly elliptical, and inclined 20Ã‚° to the line of sight, the periodic time being 118 years.
In this, the most memorable of Kepler's multifarious writings, two of the cardinal principles of modern astronomy - the laws of elliptical orbits and of equal areas - were established (see Astronomy: History); important truths relating to gravity were enunciated, and the tides ascribed to the influence of lunar attraction; while an attempt to explain the planetary revolutions in the then backward condition of mechanical knowledge produced a theory of vortices closely resembling that afterwards adopted by Descartes.
Could it be Nibiru, a brown dwarf in a retrograde elliptical orbit around the Sun?
Flood waters had scoured out big, elliptical scallops in the rock.
Some of these giant worlds spin around their stars at great speed, often in highly elliptical orbits.
Underground Structures The subsurface structures comprise of: One 303 m long elliptical tunnel connecting the Laws platform with the Simpson building.
Elliptical trainers have long been a staple of fitness facilities around the globe.
If you are apprehensive about buying a treadmill or elliptical online, then go to a sporting goods store to test out equipment that has features you like so you can make an informed decision online.
Set elliptical and treadmills on an incline, you'll burn more calories while working different muscles groups in the legs.
In Africa head lice have adapted their claws to the curly, elliptical hair shafts of blacks.
In the early 1600's Johannes Kepler discovered that the elliptical orbits of the planets as they circled the sun and referred to the Divine Proportion in his explanation.
She interchanges Pilates with a basic cardio workout, such as the treadmill and elliptical machines.
It has an elliptical shape that looks good on longer fingers.
As astrologers and astonomers charted the movement of the earth in a elliptical pattern around the sun, they saw both mathematical patterns (longitude and latitude), and visible evidence of seasonal nature.
It features a full suite of exercise equipment, including treadmill, elliptical machines, and free weights.
This category would include most organized exercise at the gym done at a brisk level, such as using the elliptical, jogging and running, playing sports, and more.
You also have to consider all the moving parts - with use, you may need to replace treadmill belts and decks, elliptical arms or small pieces like nuts, bolts and bearings.
There's no absolute need to buy big pieces of equipment, but if you want at least one (for bad weather days), a treadmill or elliptical are the most popular cardio pieces to own.
Elliptical: Whether you prefer the treadmill or elliptical, both machines will provide you with cardio exercise.
An elliptical can engage your arms more, and will save your feet from pounding on a surface, so keep those points in mind if you're trying to decide between it and a treadmill.
Nordic elliptical machines provide a great overall workout with smooth movements and no impact to your joints.
Elliptical machines, known also as cross trainers, stair masters and steppers, are a great way to get a good cardiovascular workout.
There is less stress put on knee and ankle joints by the rounded motion needed on an elliptical machine then the stress of a treadmill where the motion is up and down.
Most Nordic Track elliptical machines are equipped with handles that allow the exerciser to work out the lower body, upper body or both areas at the same time together.
There also are elliptical machines that are made to only work on the lower areas of the legs and glutes.
The Power Ramp Series of elliptical machines includes the E7.1 and the Auto Strider 990.
Elliptical machines are very stable and simple to use.
You can even increase your pace to running and all of the impact your body would normally receive by your movements are absorbed by the elliptical machine.
The Nordic Track elliptical machines all have many excellent features.
Nordic elliptical machines are the perfect exercise machines for just about everyone.
The great thing about HIIT is you can use any type of aerobic workout, such as an elliptical trainer or bicycling to create your workout.
Obviously, this means nothing jarring like jogging on hard surfaces, but rather exercises like swimming or elliptical training machines.
Elliptical or Treadmill Machine: Working out on the elliptical or the treadmill both provide cardio workouts, depending on the speed at which you exercise.
Treadmills are common home workout equipment, as well as elliptical machines and stationary bikes.
Aerobic exercise such as jogging, elliptical trainer or spin class increases cardiovascular and respiratory endurance.
For example, when running or elliptical machine exercise becomes monotonous, spice up your aerobic routine by trying a Zumba, a step or a rebounding class.
Elliptical:The elliptical machine combines the best of the stair stepper and the treadmill.
Additionally, the natural movement pattern of the elliptical machine means that there's a lower perceived rate of exertion, which can inspire you to work harder.
Gold's Gym Strider - This affordable elliptical trainer sells for about $300.
Gym Crosstrainer Plus Elliptical - This hefty piece of equipment retails for around $800, but it is loaded with features to help you get the most of your workout.
The elliptical comes with nine pre-programmed workouts which target different body parts for an overall workout while you train.
Begin your workout with 30 minutes on the treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, or stair-climber (or even ordinary jogging will do), and finish your routine with another 30 minutes devoted to weight training.
Many homes have at least one piece of cardiovascular fitness equipment such as a treadmill, elliptical trainer or exercise bike.
This type of interval training can be done with any type of cardiovascular exercise, such as the elliptical trainer or stair climber.
This can include walking briskly, jogging or using exercise equipment such as an elliptical trainer.
The elliptical provides a slight advantage if you want to work your upper body at the same time as your lower body.
Inexpensive: Even a superb pair of walking shoes will cost less than almost any piece of exercise equipment, such as a bike or elliptical.
Elliptical - Another popular machine, the elliptical also has varying speeds, based on how fast you move your legs.
Treadmills, stationary bikes, and elliptical machines are all popular choices.
If you do decide to buy a rower for your home gym, however, it's a good machine to own, along with either a treadmill or elliptical.
Once you become aware of the numerous benefits of elliptical exercise machines, you may want to add this equipment to your home gym or use it on a regular basis at your fitness club.
The elliptical offers various ways to exercise, which is helpful in combating boredom.
Safety: When comparing an elliptical vs. a treadmill, an elliptical machine stops when you stop moving, unlike a treadmill, which you have to remember to start and stop.
If you're plagued by two left feet, an elliptical may be a safer option.
A 180-pound person will burn approximately 560 calories in 45 minutes of elliptical work, more calories than the same amount of time spent moderately cycling on a stationary bike.
Low-impact: Anyone with joint problems or who cannot take part in high-impact fitness routines can still exercise on an elliptical.
Whether you own an elliptical for home use or this is your favorite fitness club equipment, there's no denying the numerous benefits it offers.
An elliptical can be a smart investment, in your body and your health.
The plates themselves also come in different shapes, like round, rectangular or elliptical.
If you love tie dyed clothing, why not grab a few tie dyed sports bras to rock out at the gym during your next elliptical machine session?
For as Kepler knew the orb to be not circular but oval, and guessed it to be elliptical, so Mr Hooke, without knowing what I have found out since his letters to me, can know no more, but that the proportion was duplicate quam proxime at great distances from the centre, and only guessed it to be so accurately, and guessed amiss in extending that proportion down to the very centre, whereas Kepler guessed right at the ellipsis.
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