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Denoting the latest stage of English Gothic church architecture, prevalent from the late 14th to mid 16th centuries and characterized by broad arches, elaborate fan vaulting, and large ...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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... 1. At right angles to another object, for example, a perpendicular joint is at 90° to the horizontal mortar bed in a wall. 2. Something that stands vertical to the ground, is at 90° to the...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5 ed.)

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... At right angles to one another. Can be of two lines, two planes, a line and a plane, or a line and a...

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... style Gothic architecture that is exaggerated by vertical straight and slender aspects such as windows and...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5 ed.)

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... bisector The perpendicular bisector of a line segment AB is the straight line perpendicular to AB through the midpoint of AB...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5 ed.)

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... planes Two planes in 3‐dimensional space are perpendicular if normals to the two planes are perpendicular. If n 1 and n 2 are vectors normal to the planes, this is so if n 1 . n 2...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5 ed.)

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...perpendicular Let l 1 and l 2 be two straight lines in space that do not intersect and are not parallel. The common perpendicular of l 1 and l 2 is the straight line that meets both lines and is perpendicular to...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5 ed.)

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... distance The distance from a point to a line or plane measured along the line perpendicular to the line or plane which passes through the given point. It will be the shortest distance between the point and any given point on the line or...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5 ed.)

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... lines In coordinate geometry of the plane, a useful necessary and sufficient condition that two lines, with gradients m 1 and m 2 , are perpendicular is that m 1 m 2 =−1. (This is taken to include the cases when m 1 =0 and m 2 is infinite, and vice...

perpendicular axis theorem

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5 ed.)

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... axis theorem The following theorem about moments of inertia of a lamina : Theorem Suppose that a rigid body is in the form of a lamina lying in the plane z =0. Let I 0x , I 0y and I 0z be the moments of inertia of the body about the three coordinate axes. Then I 0z = I 0x + I 0y...

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

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...perpendicular-axes theorem 1. If I x and I y are the mass moments of inertia of a rigid plane lamina about any pair of orthogonal axes in its plane, then the mass moment of inertia I z about the z -axis (the polar moment of inertia ) is given by I z = I x + I y . 2. If I x and I y are the second moments of area of a rigid plane lamina about any pair of orthogonal axes in its plane, then the second moment of area J about the z -axis (the polar second moment of area ) is given by J = I x + I y . See also parallel-axes theorem...

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

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...-axes theorem 1. If I x and I y are the mass moments of inertia of a rigid plane lamina about any pair of orthogonal axes in its plane, then the mass moment of inertia I z about the z -axis (the polar moment of inertia ) is given by I z = I x + I y . 2. If I x and I y are the second moments of area of a rigid plane lamina about any pair of orthogonal axes in its plane, then the second moment of area J about the z -axis (the polar second moment of area ) is given by J = I x + I y . See also parallel-axes theorem...

perpendicular

perpendicular  

At right angles to one another. Can be of two lines, two planes, a line and a plane, or a line and a surface.
common perpendicular

common perpendicular  

Let l 1 and l 2 be two straight lines in space that do not intersect and are not parallel. The common perpendicular of l 1 and l 2 is the straight line that meets both lines and is perpendicular to ...
perpendicular bisector

perpendicular bisector  

The perpendicular bisector of a line segment AB is the straight line perpendicular to AB through the midpoint of AB.
perpendicular planes

perpendicular planes  

Two planes in 3-dimensional space are perpendicular if normals to the two planes are perpendicular. If n 1 and n 2 are vectors normal to the planes, this is so if n 1 . n 2=0.
perpendicular distance

perpendicular distance  

The distance from a point to a line or plane measured along the line perpendicular to the line or plane which passes through the given point. It will be the shortest distance between the point and ...
perpendicular lines

perpendicular lines  

In coordinate geometry of the plane, a useful necessary and sufficient condition that two lines, with gradients m 1 and m 2, are perpendicular is that m 1 m 2=−1. (This is taken to include the cases ...
Perpendicular Axis Theorem

Perpendicular Axis Theorem  

The following theorem about moments of inertia of a lamina:TheoremSuppose that a rigid body is in the form of a lamina lying in the plane z=0. Let I 0x, I 0y and I 0z be the moments of inertia of the ...
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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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...cover The area of ground that is covered by a plant when its canopy edge is projected downwards perpendicularly...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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...cell n . A type of cell in the retina that lacks an axon , lying perpendicular to the sensory pathway and linking photoreceptors and bipolar cells , one of its important functions being to inhibit neurons outside the immediate zone of excitation. Compare amacrine cell...

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