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osculate

(ŏs′kyə-lāt′)
v. oscu·lated, oscu·lating, oscu·lates
v.tr.
1. To kiss.
2. Mathematics To have three or more points coincident with.
v.intr.
To come together; contact.
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aobs] is observed apogee altitude, e is the osculating eccentricity, t is time instants for observations, [h.
The osculating orbital elements of GSLV R/B as obtained from the TLE on March 2, 2014,10: 45 (UTC), are as follows:
To generate a set of mean apogee surfaces for zone B, three values of initial osculating eccentricity (0.
Consequently, the position vector of the null osculating curve of the first and second kind satisfies respectively the equations
In this section we characterize null osculating curves of the first kind in the Minkowski space-time.
1] Then [alpha] is congruent to an osculating curve of the first kind if and only if its third curvature [[kappa].
If the curvature at the origin, [kappa], is positive, the osculating circle of C at the origin has radius [rho] = 1/[kappa] and center (a, b) where [a.
The osculating circle of C at the origin, C, has radius [rho] = 1/[kappa] and center (a, b) where [a.
In particular, exterior differentiation is an operation on the set of sector-forms that are constant on the osculating bundles.
The Hamiltonian system reduces to Lagrange's equations on the osculating bundle OscM.
Let [phi] = [phi](s) be a unit speed osculating curve with constant first curvature in [E.
Here we have only used asymptotic osculating hyperbolic trajectory data from [1].