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Definition of Osculating

Osculating
Osculate Os"cu*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Osculated; p. pr. & vb. n. Osculating.] [L. osculatus, p. p. of osculari to kiss, fr. osculum a little mouth, a kiss, dim. of os mouth. See Oral, and cf. Oscillate.] 1. To kiss. 2. (Geom.) To touch closely, so as to have a common curvature at the point of contact. See Osculation, 2.

Meaning of Osculating from wikipedia

- “kiss”. An osculating orbit and the object's position upon it can be fully described by the six standard Kepler orbital elements (osculating elements)...
- with radius R is called the osculating circle to the curve γ at the point P. If C is a regular space curve then the osculating circle is defined in a similar...
- the point. The word osculate is from the Latin osculatus which is a past participle of osculari, meaning to kiss. An osculating plane is thus a plane...
- osculate, meaning to touch (from the Latin osculum meaning kiss), may refer to: osculant, an invariant of hypersurfaces osculating circle osculating curve...
- first-order contact with C. The osculating circle to C at p, the osculating curve from the family of circles. The osculating circle shares both its first...
- approximation to the ellipsoid in the vicinity of a given point is the osculating sphere. Its radius equals the Gaussian radius of curvature as above, and...
- (now unchanging) conic section indefinitely; this conic is known as the osculating orbit and its orbital elements at any particular time are what are sought...
- is the osculating plane to the curve at γ(s). The curvature has the following geometrical interpretation. There exists a circle in the osculating plane...
- normal), and r is its instantaneous radius of curvature based upon the osculating circle at time t. These components are called the tangential acceleration...
- available, one can draw an ellipse using an approximation by the four osculating circles at the vertices. For any method described below, knowledge of...
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