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Jack Crosbie
09-28-1995, 01:44 PM
The emerging discussion on conventions for axis definition is likely to be
fairly intense. I can certainly appreciate the arguments of those who favour
the definitions proposed by Professor Hatze and Dr. Kirtley, but I think it
is also reasonable to support the proposed convention on the basis that a
two dimensional axis definition would label the horizontal axis X and the
vertical Y. Expanding to a third dimension intuitively labels the mutually
orthogonal axis Z. Perhaps the very fact that different bodies and
manufacturers do use different conventions supports the need for
standardisation.




Dr. Jack Crosbie
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School of Physiotherapy
University of Sydney
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