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the shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid

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One-way analysis of variance was used to test the differences in the egg major and minor axes, egg volumes, temperature, and salinity (at 10-m depth), when compared by season (winter and summer) and by area (areas 1, 2 and 3) within each year.
The non-circular chainring shape was described as a skewed ellipse or a twincam, where the major and the minor axes are not perpendicular (Figure 1).
Noting that the slot width and the ratio between major and minor axes ([b.sub.1]/[a.sub.1]) are fixed when changing the distance between two adjacent slots.
The BFE can be created as a table (containing the length of the major and minor axes and the orientation of the major axis) with the Zonal Geometry tool.
To determine whether the geometric proportions or Cartesian coordinates of the statolith, as viewed aborally, change with increasing body size, the ratio of the major to minor axes (a/b) was plotted as a function of body length (not shown).
(2006) 43 percent had an ellipticity measurement of 0.40 or greater, where the mean difference was 1 to 1-1/4 inches between the major and minor axes (Bond et al.
I could construct relationships between major and minor axes, and control the degree of differentiation.
"From these observations, the disk of Juno was found to be elliptical, with major and minor axes of 293 km and 252 km (182 and 157 miles), respectively."
Major and minor axes have infinitely adjustable speeds from 0 to 24 rpm.
To obtain the diameters, major and minor axes (mm) were measured from each one of these images.
The area of the dispersed phase, the major and minor axes ([D.sub.major] and [D.sub.minor]), and orientation of each modifier particle were calculated.
The equivalent diameters, calculated as the square root of the product of the major and minor axes, varied from between 28 and 60 nm, with an average of around 44 nm.
The major and minor axes were measured (to the nearest 0.1 [micro]m), and a ratio of major to minor axes was calculated for each species.
For this, we reduce both the major and minor axes of the ellipse by multiplying each by the factor 0.675.
The new software determines what weight is needed to balance the arm and where to place the weight for even counter-balancing on the major and minor axes of rotation.