axial ratio meaning

  "axial ratio" in a sentence
  • [Electronics]
    The ratio of the minor to major axes of a waveguide’s polarization ellipse.


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  1. For the special case of linear polarization, the axial ratio is infinite.
  2. The intrinsic viscosity is very sensitive to the axial ratio of spheroids, especially of prolate spheroids.
  3. Thus a sample of disk galaxies with prominent spheroidal components will have more galaxies at larger axial ratios.
  4. In " physics ", the axial ratio describes electromagnetic radiation with elliptical, or circular, polarization.
  5. The axial ratio is the ratio of the magnitudes of the major and minor axis defined by the electric field vector.

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