# Major-axis Sentence Examples

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.AdvertisementThe 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.AdvertisementAnother 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.