angle of orientation


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angle of orientation

[′aŋ·gəl əv ‚ȯr·ē·ən′tā·shən]
(mechanics)
Of a projectile in flight, the angle between the plane determined by the axis of the projectile and the tangent to the trajectory (direction of motion), and the vertical plane including the tangent to the trajectory.
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Nieh and Roubik tried to wring information out of some aspect of the motion, like the angle of orientation and pattern of clockwise versus counterclockwise turns.
We assume furthermore that the slight change of the angle of orientation of the chain axis toward MD with increasing concentration of iPB-1, at least partially, was due to increasing fraction of iPB-1 domains.