oblate ellipsoid


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oblate ellipsoid

[′ä‚blāt i′lip‚sȯid]
(mathematics)
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Such ellipsoids are created from a sphere by prolonging (prolate ellipsoids) or shortening (oblate ellipsoids) of the sphere along one axis (Figure 3).
Contribution of the local particle shape occurred due to LRSH description is demonstrated by solving the normal contact of the above oblate ellipsoid with a plane plate.
The oblate ellipsoid micelles half axes were found to increase with increasing NaCl salt addition.
Micelles were found to be slightly compressed (oblate ellipsoids) and their sizes shrink with increasing temperature.
Aspheric designs for myopes utilise convex oblate ellipsoid or convex polynomial surfaces in order to produce thinner and flatter point focal lenses.
Technically speaking, they are, I suppose, oblate ellipsoids, but if you are really interested in packing them in an optimal space-saving manner, you would need a degree of familiarity with Kepler's sphere-packing theorem."