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#1 2006-04-25 08:12:41

david_d
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calculating line angle

is there a way to calculate the angle of a line in a grid based system?

#2 2006-04-25 08:31:44

Patrick
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Registered: 2006-02-24
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Re: calculating line angle

I think trig is the tool you'll be needing here... This is, however, not a branch of mathematics I'm very familiar with.


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#3 2006-04-25 10:08:26

david_d
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Re: calculating line angle

ok appraently u take the arc tangent of the slope to calculat the angle does any 1 know how to calculate the arc tangent?

#4 2006-04-25 16:11:39

ganesh
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Re: calculating line angle

david_d,

If the equation of the straight line is
ax+by+c=0, then the slope is given by the formula

But the slope of the line is tan of the angle made with the x-axis.

Therefore,

The angle is the arctan of the slope m.

The arctan can be known by referring to tables or by using a calculator (scientific mode).


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#5 2006-04-25 19:55:17

david_d
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Re: calculating line angle

thanks alot

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