point of tangency


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point of tangency

[′pȯint əv ′tan·jən·sē]
(civil engineering)
The point at which a road curve or railway curve becomes straight or changes its curvature. Also known as tangent point.
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The goal of this part of the study was to analyze in a systematic way the scope and the nature of first year engineering students' errors that occurred on the tasks related to point of tangency, the derivative at a point and the approximate value of a function at a point.
In this example, the match is started at 50 [Omega] and proceeds toward the point of tangency determined previously.
250~ to a point of tangency on a flatter slope where both cutoff grade and waste ratio are lower.
This point of tangency M represents the market portfolio, i.
QQ] [less than] 0), raising p lowers the absolute value of the slope of the demand curve, implying that the point of tangency occurs at a larger output level for each firm (a flatter point on AC).
The optimal rate-revenue combination (from the elected officials' viewpoint) is the point of tangency between I1 and [Mathematical Expression Omitted] on the downward sloping portion of the long-run rate-revenue curve.
Equation (A2) defines the point of tangency between the indifference curve and the mean-variance frontier.
the core shrinks to a point - the point of tangency between the two frontiers.