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minor axis

The least distance across an ellipse, crossing the major axis perpendicularly at the center of the ellipse. The length is usually given as 2b .

minor axis

[′mīn·ər ′ak·səs]
(mathematics)
The smaller of the two axes of an ellipse.
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One way to build the BFR is to first create a second ellipse (small_e) for which the major and minor axes are, respectively, [square root of [pi][a.
To the right of the single, I placed a new double in which the major and minor axes of the inner and outer ellipse are reversed, which accounts for the fact that the space between the two ellipses is never parallel.
avg1], the average of the particle major and minor axes lengths; and [D.
They also occupied areas at regular lattice positions surrounded by the unaffected cylinders that were located at a distance almost equal to the lattice constant, which indicated that the dimensions of their major and minor axes were also multiples of the lattice constant.
By using these values, the ratios of major axes to minor axes of cells for both samples can be calculated according to the relation between [Delta][Epsilon] and the ratio of major axis to minor axis shown In Fig.