Not every tangent Jacobson follows is particularly illuminating, as he is the first to admit.
Yes, here were a pair of ruts leading off backwards at a tangent.
The complement of the logarithm of a sine, tangent, or secant.
This means of course that the spiral has been cut by a plane parallel to the tangent plane.
What is the focus of a perpendicular on the tangent of an ellipse from any external point?
It was his plan to keep zigzagging, approaching the stream and then retreating, always at a tangent.
It must have gone off on a tangent through stores into the cooler.
For example, a particle moving with uniform speed v in a circle of radius r, has momentum mv along the tangent.
His conversation when he does not fly off at a tangent is full of pith and idea.
Then, at the proper moment, a beam of intense coherent light shot out of the tangent that formed the tail of the Q-tube.
1590s, "meeting at a point without intersecting," from Latin tangentem (nominative tangens), present participle of tangere "to touch," from PIE root *tag- "to touch, to handle" (cf. Latin tactus "touch," Greek tetagon "having seized," Old English þaccian "stroke, strike gently"). First used by Danish mathematician Thomas Fincke in "Geomietria Rotundi" (1583). Extended sense of "slightly connected with a subject" is first recorded 1825. The noun also is attested from 1590s.