# minor axis

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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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All the features namely maximum length of detected edges, the ratio major and minor axis, number of pixels, maximum convolution, and the number of intersection was used as an input parameters to develop a new prediction model as shown in figure (13).
The calculation results when the diameter of the probe's minor axis was 5 cm are shown in Figure 3.
Considering the effect of the surface tension on the cross section shape deformation, the radial pressure difference between major axis a and minor axis b during spinning process can be expressed as [17]:
2] and the major to minor axis ratio X in the yrast SD bands for even-even [sup.
The one way ANOVA results from Table 1 indicated that there were significant difference in term of mean values of seeds length, width, rectangular aspect ratio, major axis length, minor axis length, and aspect ratio among the weedy rice seeds variants.
s] are the standard deviation of the major axis and the minor axis of the ellipse, they equal to half length of major axis and minor axis respectively; {{[x.
Identification was made according totwenty-four color features (Rm Gm Bm Hm Sm VmYm Cbm Crm I1m I2m I3m Rd Gd Bd Hd Sd VdYd Cbd Crd I1d I2d and I3d) 11 morphological features(Area (A) Perimeter (P) Major axis length (L) Minoraxis length (l) Aspect ratio (K) Equivalent diameter (Ed) Convex area (C) Solidity (S) Extent (Ex) Roundness (R) and Compactness (CO)) that were extracted from images of grain varieties using features such as area perimeter major and minor axis length computed on a binary image using MATLAB 7.
As mentioned earlier in the text, the distance transform only gives us the minor axis value in the case of non-circular cross section.
i] = [pi]/4 is chosen so that we are using a section centered on the minor axis of the ellipsoid with a = R and b = Rcos [[theta].
a] and a minor axis (along x axis) of R is centered at the original point of the coordinate system.
However, if the minor axis is horizontal, it is referred to as an oblate ellipsoid.

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