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Show that there are at most two rational points on $(x - a)^2 + (y - b)^2 = r^2$ for $a, b$ irrational.

For any given irrational numbers $a, b$ and real number $r \gt 0$, show that there are at most two rational points (points whose coordinates are both rational numbers) on the circle $(x - a)^2 + (y - ...
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$\sum_{k \geq 1} e^{it \sqrt{\lambda_k}}$ - Theory of distribution

An exercise asks to find the wave trace $w(t)=\operatorname{tr} \left(e^{it \sqrt\Delta}\right)=\sum_{k \geq 1} e^{it \sqrt{\lambda_k}}$ as a distribution (or generalized function) of the Laplacian ...
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$\langle w,\varphi\rangle =\int_{\mathbb{S}^1} \left(\sum_{k \geq 1} e^{itk}\right) \varphi(t) \, dt$ - Generalized function

An exercise asks to find the wave trace $w(t)=\operatorname{tr} \left(e^{it \sqrt\Delta}\right)=\sum_{k \geq 1} e^{it \sqrt{\lambda_k}}$ as a distribution (or generalized function) of the Laplacian ...
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Finding a Coordinate on a circle using radius, angle, and origin

I am trying to calculate a point on a circle using an angle and a different point. With this picture, I know the origin O, the radius r, the angle A, and the point B. Now I want to find the point ...
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A triangle in a circle

According to the following picture $E$ is the midpoint of $BD$ and $DC=BD$. If measure of $\angle EGF$ is equals to $90$ degrees then find the value of $\frac {DE} {EF}$.(point A is the center and BC ...
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Circle tangent to three tangent circles (without the Soddy/Descartes formula)

We have three circles tangent to each other with radii $1$, $2$, and $3$. Another circle is tangent to the other circles; find the radius of that circle using elementary geometry, without the Soddy ...
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Need help with alternative method to equation of a tangent at the point of a circle

so I know a simpler of looking for the equation of a tangent at the point of a circle is to differentiate, my lecturer would rather we not use calculus and has charged us with looking for an alternate ...
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How many ways to find the center of an inscribed circle?

I want to find the coordinates of center of the inscribed circle triangle $ABC$, where $A(-274,-253)$, $B(-1,7)$, $C(14,7)$. I tried First way. We have $c = AB=377$, $a = BC=15$, $b = AC=388$. Let ...
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Why does convention not recognize $2\pi$ as the fundamental quantity? [duplicate]

It looks as though my question might turn out to be a duplicate. If so, it does not need an answer, after all, thanks. ORIGINAL QUESTION Why does convention recognize $\pi\approx 3.14$, rather than ...
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Process for solving this system of equations

I have this system of equations for which I'd like to solve for $x$,$y$, and $r$ where $a$,$b$, and $t$ are constants: 1: $0 = (x-a)^2 + (y - b)^2 - t^2$ 2: $y = \dfrac{bx-rx+ar}{a}$ 3: $r = ...
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Minimum Area of An Ellipse Surrounding Four Circles

The circles are all four combinations of $(x\pm60)^2+(y\pm25)^2=5^2$ (see pic at end). The ellipse I've got is one I found via trial and error but there must be an analytical way to solve this, ...
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The Locus Of M (Repeated Questuon) [duplicate]

Let A and B be two fixed points on a straight line. Two circles touch this line at A and B respectively and the tangent to each other at M, when the circles vary the locus of M is? This question has ...
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Best fitting circle to points in 3D

I have a set of n ≥ 3 points in 3D that are measurements of a possible circle. The measured points are "noisy" so best-fitting algorithms are involved. I'm programming in C# and have put together some ...
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Gradient function of a circle

The parametric equations of a circle $C$ are: \begin{align*} x&=2+\dfrac{13}{5\sqrt{2}}\cos t\\ y&=1+\dfrac{13}{5\sqrt{2}}\sin t \end{align*} for $t\in[0,2\pi]$. I am stuck on this part: Find ...
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Increasing or decreasing theta based on direction of vector

I am a programmer, and I have some holes in my math knowledge that I am working on filling in. Right now I'm working with a simple process involving drawing curves and straight lines. The line that is ...
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find a circle tangent to an ellipse

As shown in the figure, the circle is moving upwards along the line $x=x_0$ suppose we know the following parameters: $a,b,x_0,r$ The ellipse equation is $\frac{x^2}{a^2}+\frac{y^2}{b^2}=1$; The ...
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Angle between squares at which they just touch along the circumference of a circle

Say I have two squares whose centers fall along the circumference of a circle. The circle has radius $x$. The squares have the same height and width $y$. The height of one square is parallel to the ...
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Converting the Great Circle distance to direct distance between two points on earth?

Apologies if this question has been asked before. Across the surface of the Earth, the distance between London and New York is 5567 km. Given that the earth has a radius of 6371 km, what is the ...
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Prove that : A circle consist of infinite points

How to prove a circle consist of infinite points ?Proof using calculas or computational theory is appreciated?
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Why is $\pi $ equal to $3.14159…$?

Wait before you dismiss this as a crank question :) A friend of mine teaches school kids, and the book she uses states something to the following effect: If you divide the circumference of any ...
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Find nearest points on the circumference of a circle based on reference coordinates and centre coordinates given

For a programming purpose I've been asked to plot few points next to a point on a circular diagram. The only given values are the reference point coordinates and distance from/to of the new point to ...
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If $x^2 + y^2 + Ax + By + C = 0 $. Find the condition on $A, B$ and $C$ such that this represents the equation of a circle.

If $x^2 + y^2 + Ax + By + C = 0 $. Find the condition on $A, B$ and $C$ such that this represents the equation of a circle. Also find the center and radius of the circle. Here's my solution, ...
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Wave kernel for the circle $\mathbb{S}^1$ - Poisson Summation Formula

Question : How could I compute the (wave) kernel from the fact I have already found (wave) trace on unit circle? The definitions are related to the page $25$ of the following pdf. As the ...
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Volume of “the complex projective space” of a certain radius.

Consider the circle action on $\mathbb C^n$ given by $(e^{it},z)\to e^{it}z$. A moment map for this action is $J:\mathbb C^n\to\mathbb R:z\to -\frac{1}{2}|z|^2$. Let $M_l=J^{-1}(-\frac{l}{2})/U(1)$ ...
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Formula for Graphing Circle based on Points

I'm a Software Engineer, not super awesome at Math; however, I definitely need some help on the Math side for some animation work I'm trying to accomplish, and I am clueless how to get there :) For a ...
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Green's Function for a Semi-Circle

Find Green's function for $\Omega = \{(x,y) \in \mathbb{R}^2\mid x^2+y^2 < r^2, y>0 \} $. I tried to find it and I know that $G(x,y)=\frac{1}{2}\pi\cdot \ln\left(\frac{1}{|y-x|}\right) + ...
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Cirle's Center and Radius for Lots of Point

I know that If I have 3 points I will have this center (I calculated this) a=\left[\begin{matrix}x1^2+y1^2&y1&1\\x2^2+y2^2&y2&1\\x3^2+y3^2&y3&1\\\end{matrix}/ ...
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Geometry including semicircle and arc length

This is a question in the Princeton online test of GRE general book. I got it wrong, but even when I looked at the answer I find it difficult to understand how the answer is obtained. In the ...
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Sine law and circumscribed circle

How is $\frac{a}{\sin(A)}=2R$ (where $R$ is the radius) derived?
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Ellipse bounding rectangle

I'm trying to find the ellipse that bounds a rectangle in a way that the "distance" between the rectangle and the ellipse is the same vertically and horizontally. Here is an image to illustrate what ...
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Finding the Centre of a Circle using Software [closed]

I have the following image, and want to pinpoint the exact pixel-coordinates of the centre of the large circle in the middle. Is this possible using any freely available software?
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Right Triangle and Circle Theorem

Let $ABC$ be a triagnle such that $\angle BAC$ is a right angle. Suppose $D$ is a point lying on $BC$ such that $BD=1$, $DC =3$ and $\angle ADB=60^{\circ}$, find the length of $AC$. I was told that ...
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How many mutually orthogonal circles are possible?

How many mutually orthogonal circles is it possible to have? It is easy to construct $3$ mutually orthogonal circles, e.g. $3$ circles with radius $1$ and centers at the vertices of an equilateral ...
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Putting Numbers on a Circle

If I have a circle and I start numbering points along the circumference with all the natural numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on, such that the length of the arc between two consecutive numbers is ...
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Intersection of a point and absolute value function contained within a circle

I'm attempting some crazy ideas while programming a game and ran into the following math problem that has been bugging me for a few days: Given a unit circle and a random point $P$ within the circle, ...
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Why does (h,k) generally represent the center of a circle?

Why are h and k generally used to denote the coordinates of the center of a circle? After a bit of research, we found that h may represent "horizontal shift" or "horizontal translation", but we're ...
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Number of rectangles to cover a circle

After searching around I found this is similiar to the Gauss Circle but different enough (for me anyway) that it doesn't translate well. I have a circle, radius of 9 that I need to completely cover ...
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Spectrum of the circle - Clarification of certain points

I have a bit of difficulty as doing the problem Eigenvalues of the circle over the Laplacian operator. Since $g$ is a periodic function, do I have to use the Fourier series? If so, how could I do ...
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Computing a matrix to convert an (x,y) point on an ellipse to a circle

I have an ellipse defined by its semi-major axis, inclination, and position angle. The ellipse is centered on the origin. I would like to solve for a matrix that converts this ellipse to a circle. ...
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Finding a length (x) inside a circle sector given another length (y) and the arc length (s) [closed]

I am stuck on a problem and can not seem to find a solution, maybe someone here can help me or at least tell me if it is possible to solve? Please look at the figure: The problem is: Find the ...
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Questioning about the meaning of “$1$-dimensional circle”

When we talk about the $1$-dimensional circle, is it a one-dimensional object, although one can embed it into a two-dimensional object? More precisely, is it a one-dimensional manifold?
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Tangent line to quarter circle inscribed in square ABCD intersects point X. Where to start?

Disclaimer: The answer must be an integer, as all competition problems were designed to yield integral answers. Hello! Yesterday I underwent a math tournament. There was one problem that was rather ...
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Find radius of a circle from intersecting chords

Say I have two chords that intersect inside a circle, not at a right angle, and neither is the diameter. It seems to me this is enough information that the circle must be unique, but I can't seem to ...
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Problems on measure of angles and arcs in a circle diagram

A friend of mine recommended this site. I cannot figure out any of the parts in the problem in the picture click here The line segments AE and DE are not tangent to the circle, so I don't know where ...
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Same perimeter and area for a circle and an ellipse

For a given circle, is there exist an ellipse with same perimeter and area as to that circle? If not, that is my suspicion, is in three-dimension parallel question: For a given sphere, is there ...
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Circles in k-connected graph

Can somebody help me with this question: Does there exist a $k \geq 4$ such that for every $k$-connected graph $G$ there is a set of its vertices $v_1,v_2...v_k$ for which there exists a circle that ...
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Circles overlapping a central point

If I have a circle x with radius r. How many circles can I add around it with same radius such that these circles overlap the center point of circle x without overlapping any other circles' center ...
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Find altitude of equilateral triangle given inscribed circle dimensions and position

I've found myself trying to solve this for my Geometry class where we have to model a basic piece of architecture and find its volume and surface area (very basic). But the structure I chose requires ...
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compute integrals on the circle group

Let $\theta(t)\in SO(2)$, where $SO(2)$ is the special orthogonal group. I want to compute $\theta(t)$ by integrating an 'angular velocity', say $\omega(t)\in\mathbb{R}$. Hence, I want to write $$ ...
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A circle tangent to two circles touching internally and line

Find the radius of a circle touching two circle $x^2+y^2+3\sqrt{2}(x+y)=0$ and $x^2+y^2+5\sqrt{2}(x+y)=0$ and also touching the common diameter of the two given circles. The two circles touch ...