nonspherical


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nonspherical

(ˌnɒnˈsfɛrɪkəl)
adj
(Mathematics) not spherical
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Adj.1.nonspherical - not spherical
spherical - of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere; "spherical geometry"
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Each group has fabricated custom designed polymeric particles with complex geometric shapes, going from spherical to unique nonspherical shapes, enabling a variety of new technologies in diverse areas such as photonics, diagnostics, and functional materials.
Levenspiel, "Drag Coefficient and Terminal Velocity of Spherical and Nonspherical Particles," Powder Technology, 58 (1989), 63-70.
The use of nonspherical colloids can reduce the reflectivity of textiles and fibers, making their user virtually invisible at night.
[1.] Gingold, R.A., Monaghan, J.J., Smoothed particle hydrodynamics: theory and application to nonspherical stars, Mon.
Although a spherical shape may seem intuitively right, several experimental approaches have not confirmed this characteristic of LDL particles but instead suggest that they are nonspherical. Nonspherical shape is not unique to LDL particles, but also occurs within the HDL class of lipoproteins.
Each nonspherical form remains stable because its beads, jammed together by surface tension, act as a stiff shell, Subramaniam explains.
The inner core contains a preformed, selectively weighted, symmetrical, nonspherical insert.
The figure also serves as a counterexample to the claim in the first paragraph of this appendix, since it is a nonspherical figure having the same real angle magnitudes as the apparent magnitudes in a visible triangle indistinguishable from it.
Since the second-stage errors may be nonspherical (heteroskedastic), we report White-corrected standard errors for the second-stage model.
He demonstrated its power by explaining the ocean tides, the moon's motion under the combined influence of earth and sun, the mutual perturbations of Jupiter and Saturn, the orbits of comets, the nonspherical figure of the earth, and the equinoctial precession.
There are two additional threats to the validity of these results: (1) nonspherical errors even after the correction for a common serial correlation and (2) endogeneity in the independent variables.
Things started to change in the early 1980s with the introduction of nonspherical symmetric cores.