angle of yaw


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angle of yaw

n.
The angle between an aircraft's longitudinal axis and its line of travel, as seen from above.
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In chapter four, he takes up Juliana Spahr's This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (2005), Ben Lerner's Angle of Yaw (2006), and Lisa Jarnot's Iliad XXII (2006).
(ii) Angle of yaw [psi] is the intersection angle between the axis [O.sub.0][x.sub.0] and the projection of the axis [O.sub.b][x.sub.b] onto the plane [O.sub.0][x.sub.0][z.sub.0].
The angle of yaw of the trunk was determined as the angle between the projection onto the XZ plane of the position vector (v) of the midpoint of the shoulders with respect to the midpoint of the hips and the X axis.
For example, at a high angle of yaw, the M855 performs very well, transferring its energy to the target in short order.