# axis of ordinates

## axis of ordinates

[′ak·səs əv ′ȯrd·nəts]
(mathematics)
The vertical or y axis of a two-dimensional cartesian coordinate system, parallel to which ordinates are measured.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Let's geometrically represent complex number z = x + i x y as point M where in the rectangular system of coordinates, axis X (the axis of abscesses) is a material axis and axis Y (the axis of ordinates) is an imaginary axis.
The axis of ordinates means the number of the coinciding numerical values of the function along the interval.
Previously we marked complexity of a choice of peak of a hyperbola of an element in the coordinates, satisfying the conditions Y [less than or equal to] 1, K [less than or equal to] X, as on an axis of ordinates the maximum value being a unit whilst the abscissa can take values in the hundreds of units.

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