eccentric angle

eccentric angle

[ek¦sen·trik ′ang·əl]
(mathematics)
For an ellipse having semimajor and semiminor angles of lengths a and b respectively, lying along the x and y axes of a coordinate system respectively, and for a point (x,y) on the ellipse, the angle
For a hyperbola having semitransverse and semiconjugate axes of lengths a and b respectively, lying along the x and y axes of a coordinate system respectively, and for a point (x,y) on the hyperbola, the angle
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The maximum volume is rotated by offsetting the control ring and the eccentric angle of the outer rotor with respect to the inner rotor.
Grey was winning its battle to be the dominant shade in the hair still sprouting gamely from his head, over a nose sculpted at that mildly eccentric angle much favoured by the English.
Apparizione e visione presents an ample and revealing fresco of Italian publishing and intellectual history over the last century, even though approached from Ortese's eccentric angle. But she was always close to the cultural centres and intellectual protagonists, while remaining the perennial outsider.
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Being in exile can "enliven the intellectual's vocation" with its "different arrangements of living" and its "eccentric angles of vision" (p.377).
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Over a decade ago, Clifford Geertz (1983) observed that the lines separating scholars "are these days running at some highly eccentric angles" and that disciplinary categories no longer reflect how people think about things and write down what they think (pp.