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hodograph

Line breaks: hodo|graph
Pronunciation: /ˈhɒdəɡrɑːf
 
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Definition of hodograph in English:

noun

Mathematics
A curve the radius vector of which represents in magnitude and direction the velocity of a moving object.
Example sentences
  • Look at hodographs derived from 8 a.m. wind speed and direction data for Flint and Peoria.
  • In the next two chapters it will reveal to us how to scale the hodographs for elliptical orbits.
  • The hodograph of a simple harmonic motion is shown at the left, with the time dependence displayed.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek hodos 'way' + -graph.

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