ascending branch


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ascending branch

[ə′send·iŋ ′branch]
(mechanics)
The portion of the trajectory between the origin and the summit on which a projectile climbs and its altitude constantly increases.
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The ascending branch of the anterior humeral circumflex enters the proximal humerus at the upper end of the bicipital groove or via branches into the greater and lesser tuberosities.
So the initial branch of the ac-loss hysteresis loop is discarded because the subsequent ascending branch results in a higher loss for the loop and the initial branch is not re-established when the field is cycled.
For temperature sweeps in finite fields, the subsequent ascending branch for a temperature sweep yields the same result as the descending branch.