Maximum Cross Section

Maximum Cross Section

 

for a body moving through water or air (for example, a torpedo, the hull of a ship, or the fuselage of an airplane or rocket), the cross section of the body with the largest area in a plane perpendicular to the direction of motion. The force of drag acting on the body is usually related to the maximum cross section. The area of the maximum cross section is also taken to mean the area of the body’s projection onto a plane perpendicular to the direction of its motion.

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The parameters were adjusted from their original values as shows in table 3 (Hint: We select the energy at maximum cross section for different reactions for selected isotopes).
This table also includes the energy at maximum cross section which is selected in the present work for the calculations of optical potential.
Hollow conductor systems have declined in importance over recent years, largely because, for physical reasons, the treatment chambers are limited to a maximum cross section of 50 x 50 mm, which severely limits the products which can be handled and because the maximum energy concentrations cause problems with overheating of the product.

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