tangent point


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tangent point

[′tan·jənt ‚pȯint]
(civil engineering)
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We say also that z is a weak tangent point to the pair {S, T}.
A) (or has a tangent point) also has a weak tangent point to (S, T), but the converse is not true.
Alternatively, when drivers enter or manoeuvre through a right-bound curve, where they see less roadway ahead, they will spend more time looking at the tangent point.
But the more important criterion is that the relative increment in horizontal velocity exceeds the relative increment in downward vertical speed to the greatest extent possible; this occurs at exactly that tangent point.
where d is the distance from the point of observation to the tangent point.
This is because for any price line, say, Xd, point f (the tangent point between the price line Xd and a dotted trade indifference curve) would always lie to the left of the tangent point f.
We first introduce the concepts of weak tangent point for a pair of mappings and pair-wise tangential property for a dual pair of mappings.
The curvature radii at tangent points differ in hundredths as well as the calculated error and this means that the deviation is negligible.
Since many conveyors may curve up or down at some point, it is important to locate the scale an appropriate distance away from the tangent points of the curve.
The Drafting Assistant is an expert system, based on artificial intelligence, which anticipates what you might be trying to do by dynamically navigating the mouse movements; then the Drafting Assistant automatically informs you of geometric properties such as endpoints, midpoints for line objects, center points and tangent points for arcs/circles, real and extended intersections, and much more.
Connect Rads finds tangent points and plane heights (useful for punch grinding and tool paths).