Definition of Mean distance
1. Noun. The arithmetic mean of the maximum and minimum distances of a celestial body (satellite or secondary star) from its primary.
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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1876)
"_4 ji = Asteroidal mean distance, or twice the mean distance of Mars. it = Earth's secular mean perihelion distance. ij = Mercury's " " " , j = Major axis ..."
2. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk ( Maxwell (1873)
"On the Geometrical mean distance of Two Figures in a Plane* 691. ... (1) Let R be the mean distance from the point 0 to the line AB. ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The se mi-major axis, CA or CB, is called the mean distance, ... It is shown in the article ASTRONOMY (Celestial Mechanics) that the mean distance and mean ..."
4. Elements of the Integral Calculus: With a Key to the Solution of Dfferential by William Elwood Byerly, Benjamin Osgood Peirce (1895)
"24 a- cos rf> d<#> = — , (6) Let us find the mean distance of points on the surface of a circle from a fixed point on the circumference. Here, by Art. 165, ..."
5. A Treatise on the Integral Calculus: With Applications, Examples, and Problems by Joseph Edwards (1922)
"Show that the mean distance of all points within a sphere of radius a from a ... Show that the mean distance between points P and Q, of which P lies within ..."