- the figure described by the extremity of a vector that has a fixed origin and a position vector equal to the velocity of a moving particle.
Origin of hodograph
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Historical Examples of hodograph
There is also the extremely ingenious invention of the hodograph.
So that we have in the circling electro-magnetic Aether currents a physical explanation for the Hodograph of any planet.Aether and Gravitation
William George Hooper
Thus for a circular orbit with the centre of force at an excentric point, the hodograph is a conic with the pole as focus.
The annexed fig. 70 exhibits the various cases, with the hodograph in its proper orientation.
In the motion of a projectile under gravity the hodograph is a vertical line described with constant velocity.
- a curve of which the radius vector represents the velocity of a moving particle