axisymmetry

<radiobiology> Geometric property of a system which is symmetric about an axis of rotation. For example: an ideal circular torus is symmetric about the axis running through the centre of the torus (like the axle of a wheel). ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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Axisymmetry

An axisymmetric system looks the same if we change our point of view by rotating our position about an axis. Since a symmetry in physics is an operation that leaves our system unchanged, an object that does not look different after a rotation about an axis has 'axis-symmetry.'If we are looking at a soup can within our imaginary sphere and put our i...
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