In archery, the shape of the bow is usually taken to be the view from the side. It is the product of the complex relationship of material stresses, designed by a bowyer. This shape, viewing the limbs, is designed to take into account the construction materials, the performance required, and the intended use of the bow.
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... The optimal cross-section of the bending section of a bow limb is rectangular, and almost all modern bows have such limbs ... However, many, perhaps most, traditional bows have had a cross-section closer to circular, with every possible variation being used at some point ...
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