complementary angle


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complementary angle

[‚käm·plə′men·trē ′aŋ·gəl]
(mathematics)
One of a pair of angles whose sum is 90°.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The complementary angles between PSD at frequencies [F.sub.1] and [F.sub.2] ([[phi]'.sub.12]) and the complementary angles between PSD at frequencies [F.sub.1] and [F.sub.3] ([[phi]'.sub.13]) have always negative values.
The editors, taking their lead from the contributors, work from two complementary angles: the literary life as historical source and as cultural product.
Belts made of thermoset materials--including rubber, neoprene, Buna-N and some urethanes, which don't flow under heat--usually are made endless with a "step splice," in which both belt ends are cut into steps at complementary angles, typically diagonal to the belt length, which overlay each other when the belt ends are drawn together.
This approach to teaching has been called the "vaccination method": once you've "had" complementary angles, you're inoculated and don't need to have them again.
Photo: Complementary angles direct you into the bedroom, down to patio

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