Minor-axis sentence example

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  • If projected with this velocity in any direction the point of projection will be at the end of the minor axis of the orbit, because this is the only point of an ellipse of which the distance from the focus is equal to the semi-major axis of the curve, and therefore the only point at which the distance of the body from the sun is equal to its mean distance.
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  • If B and B' be points on the curve, BB' is the minor axis and C the centre of the curve.
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  • An important metrical property of conjugate diameters is the sum of their squares equals the sum of the squares of the major and minor axis.
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  • 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.
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  • The study has included the effects of initial imperfections, and has investigated the minor axis bending stresses that are induced.
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  • 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.
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