# tangent line

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## tangent line

n.
A line sharing a common point with a curve or surface and being the closest linear approximation of the curve or surface at that point.
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Its standalone design requires no PC to operate, and it offers two mode selections auto mode (which uses the tangent line method) and manual mode (which uses the [theta]/2 method).
R] is totally within (80%, 125%) after log-transformation, consider the tangent line with the form of [[mu].
OMICRON]] with opposite direction from this selected tangent line, where [alpha] [member of] [[[alpha].
Each tangent line is given by a linear function of [gamma], [gamma][beta]([alpha])[C.
a) develop a model of internal architecture of accountability structures PKM SA and other parties (eg subcontractors services, railway undertakings, infrastructure managers tangent line PKM), responsible for the safety of rail transport.
Function can be approximated by its tangent line as shown in Figure 2.
The line L is called the tangent line at x to C and denoted [T.
The angle formed by the solid surface and the tangent line to the upper surface at the end point is called the contact angle; it is the angle between the tangent line at the contact point and the horizontal line of the solid surface.
D represents a large distance between a tangent line drawn to a pair of convexities from which an opening of the concavity is defined and a bottom of the concavity measured in a direction at right angles to the tangent line.
This is accomplished by taking the performance curve, drawing a tangent line to the point in question, then calculating the slope of the tangent line.
Naso-frontal Angle (NFR): It corresponds to the angle whose vertex is the nasion and comprising of a tangent line to the frontal bone in the frontal prominence and another tangent line to the nose.
The LNC60 laser uses novel Tangent Line Centering, which takes multiple views of the component by rotating it 360[degrees] through the laser to achieve a full outline of the component.

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