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  • 1 Angle — This article is about angles in geometry. For other uses, see Angle (disambiguation). Oblique angle redirects here. For the cinematographic technique, see Dutch angle. ∠, the angle symbol In geometry, an angle is the figure formed by two rays… …

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  • 2 Angle of view — In photography, angle of view describes the angular extent of a given scene that is imaged by a camera. It parallels, and may be used interchangeably with, the more general visual term field of view.It is important to distinguish the angle of… …

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  • 3 Angle of repose — For the Wallace Stegner novel, see Angle of Repose (novel). For the friction angle between two solid objects, see Friction. For the Sleepytime Gorilla Museum song of the same name, see In Glorious Times. Angle of repose The angle of repose or,… …

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  • 4 Angle gauge — An angle gauge is a tool used by foresters to determine which trees to measure when using a variable radius plot design in forest inventory. Using this tool a forester can quickly measure the trees that are in or out of the plot. An angle gauge… …

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  • 5 angular distance — Apparent distance, distance as measured by an angle …

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  • 6 Optimum HDTV viewing distance — is the distance that provides the viewer with the optimum immersive visual HDTV experience. Although opinions vary on the exact screen size to distance relationship, formal research and recommendations suggest closer is preferred to further[not… …

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  • 7 Visual Angle Illusion — The visual angle, V degrees, subtended by a viewed object sometimes looks larger or smaller than its actual value, creating a visual angle illusion (V illusion).These V illusions have been explicitly described by many vision researchers,… …

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  • 8 Angular distance — Angular An gu*lar, a. [L. angularis, fr. angulus angle, corner. See {Angle}.] 1. Relating to an angle or to angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp cornered; pointed; as, an angular figure. [1913 Webster] 2. Measured… …

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  • 9 Solid angle — The solid angle, Ω , is the angle in three dimensional space that an object subtends at a point. It is a measure of how big that object appears to an observer looking from that point. For instance, a small object nearby could subtend the same… …

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  • 10 hour angle — noun 1. the angular distance along the celestial equator from the observer s meridian to the hour circle of a given celestial body (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑distance 2. (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along… …

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  • 11 Lunar distance (navigation) — For the history of the lunar distance method, see History of longitude. Finding Greenwich time while at sea using a lunar distance. The Lunar Distance is the angle between the Moon and a star (or the Sun). The altitudes of the two bodies are used …

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  • 12 Central angle — CoordinatesOn a sphere or ellipsoid, the central angle is delineated along a great circle.The usually provided coordinates of a point on a sphere/ellipsoid is its common latitude ( Lat ), phi,!, and longitude ( Long ), lambda,!. The point ,… …

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  • 13 Visual angle — The visual angle is the angle a viewed object subtends at the eye, usually stated in degrees of arc.It also is called the object s angular size. The sketch helps to define it 1,2It shows an observer s eye looking at a frontal extent (the vertical …

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  • 14 hour angle — The angular distance west of a celestial meridian or hour circle; the arc of the celestial equator, or the angle at the celestial pole, between the upper branch of a celestial meridian or hour circle and the hour circle of a celestial body or the …

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  • 15 Small-angle X-ray scattering — (SAXS) is a small angle scattering (SAS) technique where the elastic scattering of X rays (wavelength 0.1 ... 0.2 nm) by a sample which has inhomogeneities in the nm range, is recorded at very low angles (typically 0.1 10°). This angular range… …

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  • 16 Angular distance — In mathematics (in particular geometry and trigonometry) and all natural sciences (including astronomy, geophysics, etc), the angular distance (angular separation, apparent distance, or apparent separation) between two point objects, as observed… …

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  • 17 Caster angle — is the angular displacement from the vertical axis of the suspension of a steered wheel in a car, bicycle or other vehicle, measured in the longitudinal direction. It is the angle between the pivot line (in a car an imaginary line that runs… …

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  • 18 zenith distance — noun or zenith angle : the angular distance of a celestial object from the zenith measured by the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between the object and the zenith : the complement of the altitude * * * Astron. the angular distance from the… …

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  • 19 Lead angle — Lead Lead, n. 1. The act of leading or conducting; guidance; direction; as, to take the lead; to be under the lead of another. [1913 Webster] At the time I speak of, and having a momentary lead, . . . I am sure I did my country important service …

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  • 20 Small-angle approximation — is a useful simplification of the laws of trigonometry which is only approximately true for finite angles, but correct in the limit as the angle approaches zero. It involves linearization of the trigonometric functions (truncation of their Taylor …

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