tangent point


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tangent point

[′tan·jənt ‚pȯint]
(civil engineering)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The mandrel extension length e refers to the mandrel body extension length exceeding the bending tangent point (the point where the tube will begin to bend) as shown in Figure 1(a).
We say also that z is a weak tangent point to the pair {S, T}.
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. As to the significance of the "turn-around" point (in this case the top of the upside-down J-curve), this is the minimum sink speed.
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.
The 13-in.-diam, screw is located in the bottom between the tangent point of the two half cylinders that form the bowl and is directly connected to a reversible hydraulic motor.
I would sit in smaller alcoves and look around at all the soft curves coming at me, or peer over the parapet and see all those curving walls below sweep into a tangent point just under me.
If we draw the circle, as shown in Figure 3, through the points A and B (the two goalposts) which will be tangent with the line on which the player moves (C is the tangent point), then the angle ACB is the desired maximum possible angle!