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#1 Re: Help Me ! » Angle of triangle with curved base » 2005-07-21 01:22:59

right on. thats what i got well 122.88 degree. i needed to be a little more accurate.

#2 Re: Help Me ! » Square root of 0 » 2005-07-21 01:13:23

sqrt (0) = 0^(1/2)

0 to any power is 0

#3 Re: Help Me ! » Angle of triangle with curved base » 2005-07-21 00:27:05

here is a link to a diagram of the problem if anyone is still interested

Note: All I was given at the start of the problem was the swath coverage = 3000km (the curved area of the earth the satellite sees) and the altitude of the satellite = 830km.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/sealcock6/sat_swath_angle.jpg

if you have any questions please reply

#4 Help Me ! » Angle of triangle with curved base » 2005-07-20 22:22:32

bigpaully
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I am trying to figure out the angle of a triangle with a curved base of 3000km it is part of a circle that has a circumference of 24902km and a radius of 6378km. There is a line that bisects the triangle. Its length is 830km. I need the angle of the triangle that is opposite the 3000km curved side. I wish I could add a picture it would make things easier.   The triangle is outside the circle. Think of this problem as a satellite orbiting the earth.

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