Definition of Angle of dip
1. Noun. (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon.
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Angle
Derivative terms: Incline
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Literary usage of Angle of dip
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1. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1905)
"CHAPTER IX INCLINATION AND CURVATURE OF STRATA Dip—Apparent and True. Terminal Curvature. Outcrop influenced by Angle of Dip and Form of Ground. Strike. ..."
2. A Text-book of Geology for Use in Universities: Colleges, Schools of Science by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1920)
"... it is not really necessary to give the strike, if the direction and angle of dip are known; thus, dip 25° S. 60° W., would be enough. ..."
3. Journal by Liverpool Geological Association (1885)
"From b draw be at right angles to ab ; bc is the line of true dip. From c draw cd at right angles to bc, and make the angle cbd equal to the angle of dip. ..."
4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1915)
"His chart gives the apparent angle of dip with which a vein should be plotted on a vertical section not at right angles to the strike of the vein. ..."
5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"This angle i¡ called the angle of dip or the angle of inclination of the seam Thus, the expression N 45° W 15° means that the ..."
6. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1897)
"If strike and dip are towards the same side of the meridian, the difference noted above in angle of dip on the two sides of the rock is neutralized, ..."
7. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1905)
"into the bedding-planes of stratified formations, whatever is or has been the angle of dip. The same usage appears in the writings of most field geologists, ..."
8. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph LeConte (1886)
"If we measure the distance ab and the angle of dip cab, then cb, the thickness of the strata, is equal to the sine of the angle of dip, multiplied by the ..."