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Finding the release angle for projectile

Hello. I would like to create an game application for android platform that is similar like projectiles. I called it snowball machine. As you know regular projectiles has to hit the ...
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circles & spirals

A man starts moving on the circumference of the circle of r=2, with const. speed of 4m/s. Another man starts moving from the centre of the circle at a const. speed of 4m/s such that he is always on ...
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Circle Area formula question

Take a peek at the following proof Everything makes sense but one thing: how did they determine that $\sqrt{\cos^2\theta}$ was positive and not negative? Thanks.
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Newbie: Find the intersection of a line and a circle and interpret geometrically

Find the points of intersection of the line $x+y+k=0$ and the circle $x^2+y^2=2x$. Show that there are two points of intersection if: $-1-\sqrt2<k<-1+\sqrt2$, one point of intersection if: ...
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Finding the radius, distance of the center of circle inscribed in the square

I am trying to solve this question but can't figure out the last part. I was able to get answers for part A and B but i don't know how to approach/solve part C. Any help will be appreciated. The ...
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What is the equation of the circle which passes through P, Q and R? [closed]

In the diagram, the y-axis is a tangent to the circle. P has co-ordinates (0,2) and Q is (12,2), at angle PRQ it is 90 degrees. HELP PLEASE
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Optimization: A certain amount of wire to create a square and a circle, minimize area.

You have 4 feet of wire to create a square and a circle. How much wire should you spend on each shape to minimize the area. Also, why isn't the minimum area when you use all of the wire on the ...
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What is the equation for a line tangent to a circle from a point outside the circle?

I need to know the equation for a line tangent to a circle and through a point outside the circle. I have found a number of solutions which involve specific numbers for the circles equation and the ...
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Is *njwildberger* wrong about area and circumference of a circle?

In this video, njwildberger says that the area and circumference of a circle are proof-less theorems. But I heard that we can derive both the area and circumference of a circle using calculus? So are ...
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What are the applications? [duplicate]

How can I show that a sequence of regular polygons with n sides becomes more and more like a circle as nā†’āˆž? In which fields this concept is applied?
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Geometric Identities involving $Ļ€^2$

Are there any known geometric identities that have $Ļ€^2$ in the formula?
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Is there a continuous version of $tan^{-1}(\frac{y}{x})$ for the entire unit circle?

The fact that $tan^{-1}(\frac{y}{x})$ only "works" for the upper-right quadrant makes some calculations (for a physics simulator) impossible. I of course use $atan2(y,x)$ in the code, that's not what ...
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How to find a point on the tangent line whos length is 1?

im trying to figure out a formula to find the point(x,y) on a tangent line whos length is between 0 and 1 while it rotates around the unit circle uniformly, so the point would either be right on the ...
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Center of Mass of a Circle

How would one find the center of mass of a circle? The center of mass of a rod is given by: $$\frac{1}{M}\int^{L}_{0}\rho x dx$$ So, for a sphere, it would be an area integral, such as: ...
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Is the tangent function (like in trig) and tangent lines the same?

So, a 45 degree angle in the unit circle has a tan value of 1. Does that mean the slope of a tangent line from that point is also 1? Or is something different entirely?
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How do I get the slope on a circle?

I have drawn a circle by doing this in Matlab: syms x; ezplot(cos(x),sin(x)) I get the tangent point at which I want my tangent to be by taking $x = \cos(3.1415)$, ...
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Trying to understand why circle area is not $2 \pi r^2$

I understand the reasoning behind $\pi r^2$ for a circle area however I'd like to know what is wrong with the reasoning below: The area of a square is like a line, the height (one dimension, length) ...
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What does Spivak want me to do?

This goes on in Chapter 8, on least upper bounds and related topics. I have proven $(a),(b),(c)$. The sketch is. $(a)$ If $\{a_n\}$ is a sequence of positive terms such that $$a_{n+1}\leq a_n/2$$ ...
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Calculus proof for the area of a circle

I was looking for proofs using Calculus for the area of a circle and come across this one $$\int 2 \pi r \, dr = 2 \frac {r^2}{2} \pi = \pi r^2$$ and it struck me as being particularly easy. The only ...
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How to turn this sum into an integral?

I have been trying to find the closed form of this sum to no avail. It was suggested to me to try and turn this sum into an integral and solve it like that. However, I am confused as to how to do ...
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Why do derivatives of certain equations relating to circles yield other similar equations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the derivative of a circle's area its perimeter (and similarly for spheres)? We all know that the volume of a sphere is: $V = \frac{4}{3}\pi r^{3}$ and its ...
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Area of a circle

I've tried to find as a personnal exercise where the formula $A=\pi R^2$ comes from. After drawing the problem, I've found that $A = 2\int\limits_{-R}^{R}\sqrt{R^2-t^2}dt$. How can I calculate this ? ...
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Is there a simple formula for this simple question about a circle?

What is the average distance of the points within a circle of radius $r$ from a point a distance $d$ from the centre of the circle (with $d>r$, though a general solution without this constraint ...
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circles tangent to exponential curve

Circle $C_1$ is tangent to the curves $y=e^x$ and $y=-e^x$ and the line $x=0$, and for $n>1$ circle $C_n$ is tangent to both curves and to $C_{n-1}$, how can I find the radius of any circle $C_k$? ...
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Definite integral: $\displaystyle\int^{4}_0 (16-x^2)^{\frac{3}{2}} dx$

The following integral can be computed using the substitution $x = 4\sin\theta~$ and then proceeding with $dx = 4\cos\theta~ d\theta~$, and evaluating the integral of $\cos^4\theta~$: ...
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Calculate $\pi$ precisely using integrals?

This is probably a very stupid question, but I just learned about integrals so I was wondering what happens if we calculate the integral of $\sqrt{1 - x^2}$ from $-1$ to $1$. We would get the surface ...