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normale (à la paroi)

English translation: normal (to the wall) [= perpendicular to]

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French term or phrase:normale (à la paroi)
English translation:normal (to the wall) [= perpendicular to]
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09:39 Apr 3, 2007
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Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
French term or phrase: normale (à la paroi)
Calcul des rayonnements solaires atteignant la paroi d'un immeuble: "On calcule l'angle entre le rayonnement et la normale à la paroi et on en déduit le rayonnement sur le plan étudié".
laurentl
Local time: 03:40
normal (to the wall)
Explanation:
Standard term in maths, physics etc. Means 'at right angles to', but 'normal to' is the more technical way to express it.

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Note added at 16 mins (2007-04-03 09:55:38 GMT)
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The insolation is dependent on the angle of incidence
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Tony M
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Local time: 03:40
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4 +6normal (to the wall)
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normal (to the wall)


Explanation:
Standard term in maths, physics etc. Means 'at right angles to', but 'normal to' is the more technical way to express it.

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Note added at 16 mins (2007-04-03 09:55:38 GMT)
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The insolation is dependent on the angle of incidence

Tony M
France
Local time: 03:40
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thank you

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Carlos Segura
3 mins
  -> ¡Gracias, Carlos!

agree  David Goward: @ Asker: see http://tinylink.com/?wjlD9aV2x4
4 mins
  -> Thanks, David!

agree  Richard Benham
12 mins
  -> Thanks, RB!

agree  xxxBourth: Perpendicular. But which one? Presumably the horiz. plane normal to the wall. If they are gonna B technical abart it, they should blinking well do the job properly!
18 mins
  -> Thanks, Alex! No, 'normal' is correct here, the insolation is only determined by the effective angle to the normal, irrespective of the plane...

agree  Lidija Lazic
23 mins
  -> Thanks, Lidija!

agree  Evi Prokopi
3 hrs
  -> Efharisto, Evi!
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