How to use Major-axis in a sentence
Let AB be the major axis of the orbit, B the pericentre, F the focus or centre of motion, P the position of the body.
The anomaly is then the angle BFP which the radius vector makes with the major axis.
The "line of apsides" is that which joins them, forming the major axis of the orbit.
The minor axis, on the other hand, is not constant, but, as we have already seen, depends on the latitude, being the product of the major axis into the sine of the latitude.
Considerable remains of public buildings, constructed in concrete faced with small stones with bands of brick at intervals, an amphitheatre with a major axis of 390 ft.Advertisement
The speed of the latter may, therefore, be expressed as a function of its radius vector at the moment and of the major axis of its orbit without introducing any other elements into the expression.
From this or otherwise it is readily deduced that the ordinates of an ellipse and of the circle described on the major axis are in the ratio of the minor to the major axis.
The angle cp is termed the eccentric angle, and is geometrically represented as the angle between the axis of x (the major axis of the ellipse) and the radius of a point on the auxiliary circle which has the same abscissa as the point on the ellipse.
Let JO intersect the major axis in 0 1.
The major axis of the ellipse will be along the East-West line and the minor axis of the ellipse will be along the East-West line and the minor axis will be North-South.Advertisement
Another group are prolate, having the major axis horizontal, usually.
Thus it has a real centre, two foci, two directrices and two vertices; the transverse axis, joining the vertices, corresponds to the major axis of the ellipse, and the line through the centre and perpendicular to this axis is called the conjugate axis, and corresponds to the minor axis of the ellipse; about these axes the curve is symmetrical.
Barentszoon published a marine atlas of the Mediterranean, the major axis of which he reduced to 42 degrees.
The major axis of any such aberrational ellipse is always parallel to AC, i.e.