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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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The osculating orbital elements of GSLV R/B (NORAD No.
The number of steps is minimum when we take for each step the value of a that minimizes the error in the osculating two-body problem (37).
In this paper we give the necessary and sufficient conditions for null curves in [E.sup.4.sub.1] to be osculating curves in terms of their curvature functions.
If its pseudo-Galilean trihedron is {t(x), n(x), b(x)}, then the center of osculating sphere of r at the point r(x) is given by
Compared with the osculating frequencies of the controlled elliptic equilibrium for the global investigation during its period, the characteristic frequencies defined by the Floquet multipliers have more applications for the time-periodic Hamiltonian system.
The level [T.sup.k]M is a smooth manifold of dimension [2.sup.k]n and admits an important subspace of dimension (k + 1)n, called the osculating bundle of M of order k - 1 and denoted [Osc.sup.k-1] M.
[V.sub.[infinity]] is the average osculating hyperbolic asymptotic speed, [alpha] and [delta] are the right ascension and declination of the incoming (i) and outgoing (f) osculating asymptotic velocity vectors, and (O) [DELTA][V.sub.[infnity]] is the putative "excess speed" anomaly deduced by assuming that the speed of light is isotropic in modeling the Doppler shifts, as in (31).
In view of some special solutions of mentioned system, position vector of rectifying curves, osculating curves with constant first curvature, normal curves and special cases are presented.
When she said the heat was bearable because she had an osculating fan, I heard my dadAaAeAeAEs rather strangulated response as he struggled mightily n to laugh.
(2) The initial osculating elements of the satellite are the same elements used in the unperturbed problem.