Questions on the circle, a curve composed of points that are at a fixed distance from a fixed point.

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What's the average distance between two discs in the plane?

Consider two discs in the plane of radius $r$ and $s$, with centers separated by a distance $l$. If we choose a point uniformly at random from each disc, what is the expected distance between the two ...
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Pinwheel- perimeter of semicircular region

Above, we have a larger circle of $r=16$ with 8 equally spaced semicircles of radius=8. Each semicircle has one end on the larger circle's center and the other on the circumference of the larger ...
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Problem about cyclic quadrilaterals

In cyclic quadrilateral ABCD, let E, F, G, H be the orthocenters of triangles BCD, CDA, DAB, ABC, respectively. Prove that EFGH is cyclic. Progress So far, found that if E is orthocenter of BCD ...
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Find the minimum radius of the circle which is orthogonal to two given circles

Problem : Find the minimum radius of the circle which is orthogonal to both the circles $x^2+y^2-12x+35=0$ and $x^2+y^2+4x+3=0$ . Solution : Let the equations : $x^2+y^2-12x+35=0.....(i)$ and ...
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What is the 'optimal' equal-area partition of a circle?

What is the (an?) n-partition of a circle that meets the following criteria: The boundaries of each partition can be represented as a union of finitely many finite-piecewise-smooth simple closed ...
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unit circle trigonometry where angles is greater than 90

how is possible to have sin of angle greater than 90. if sin is ratio of opposite side and hypotenuse in right angle triangle then triangle with one of the angle greater than 90 can not be right angle ...
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How does this polar function behave?

I came across this question in my textbook for Nonlinear Optimisation and I don't know what to do: Consider the function: $$ f(x_1,x_2)=(r-1)^2-\frac{1}{2}(r-1)^2\cos \left( \frac{1}{r-1}-\phi ...
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Ellipses touching a circle

Given a circle and two points $A$, $B$ in the plane, how do I find an ellipse with focal points $A$ and $B$ that touches the circle? How many such ellipses are there (at least/at most)? Can I ...
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Characterizations of a linear fractional transformation

Consider the function $$ g(t) = \frac{1+it}{1-it} = \frac{1-t^2}{1+t^2} + i \frac{2t}{1+t^2}. $$ (The second equality holds except when $t=i$.) It seems to be widely known that this function is the ...
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Topology of a 3D wired Mandala?

There is a so called 3D-wired Mandala, based upon $2$ large circles each flowered symmetrically on its circumference by two sets of each $8$ half-circles. The circles are interconnected together by ...
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Circle Packing Algorithm

I have question related to circle-packing. The problem is to find the circle of minimum radius enclosing four non-overlapping circles of arbitrary radius. I have to write a program in C for this ...
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A question concerning radians and arc length

I was asked by a colleague yesterday about how the formula for the arc length of a circle is derived. I wanted to give them a correct answer, so I said I'd get back to them once I'd thought about it ...
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Prove three chords of a circle are concurrent iff their poles with respect to a circle are collinear.

This probably would be a very simple problem if I could use any theorem I wanted about poles and polars, but in the book they give a definition and they say the problem should be solved using only ...
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Find circles that completely cover a polygon minimizing the amount of space covered outside the polygon

I have an arbitrary polygon that I need to roughly represent using circles. Any point inside the polygon must lie inside a circle. There will be points outside the polygon that will fall under a ...
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What is the curve's name for the “reciprocal” equation of a circle?

The equation of a unit circle is $$(x-a)^2+(y-b)^2=r^2$$ When the origin $$(a, b)=(0,0)$$ the equation becomes $$y=(1-x^2)^{1/2}$$ Naturally when this equation is plotted on graph paper we get a ...
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Packing circles in circle vs semicircle vs quarter of circle

Consider $N$ disjoint circles with radius $1$ packed into a larger circle $C$. Let $R$ be the smallest possible radius of $C$, allowing the best packing density. Now take the $N$ unitary circles ...
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To find a fifth degree equation by using circles and lines that cannot be solved by radicals

An example quintic whose roots cannot be expressed by radicals is $x^5 - x + 1 = 0$. I asked a geometry question about a fifth degree equation long time ago . I had an equation in the question. It ...
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Rounding Corners: How to calculate Fillet radius?

How do I find the maximum rounding I can apply to either corner for any amount of rounding on the other corner? The all circles are perfect circles, but I can't figure out the max size of the ...
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Can you explain the solution of this geometric problem

A year ago IBM research posted an interesting geometrical problem: A gardener plants a tree on every integer lattice point, except the origin, inside a circle with a radius of $9801$. The trees ...
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Ellipse radius interpolation with different radiuses

I am writing a library for graphical LCDs and I want to incorporate a function to draw a circle on the screen. I have already succeeded in drawing simple circles, however, I want to be able to pass a ...
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How to calculate the height of a segment based on radius and area

I'd like to calculate the height of a segment based on the area. I have the radius of the circle, the area of the segment and need to calculate the height of the segment. I found the following ...
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How to calculate the fundamental group of $S^3$ without two linked cirles

I need to find: the fundamental group of the space obtained by cutting out the three-dimensional $S^3$ sphere of two circles, once linked with each other. Can you help me? I have no idea about it, i ...
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Inverse with respect to a given circle

Determine the inverse with respect to a given circle $g:\mathbb{R}^{2} \to \mathbb{R}^{+}, g(x,y)=x^{2}+y^{2}$. I have looked around for non geometric derivations without finding any of value. ...
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Proof: At most 3 circles of radius 1/2 fit into the interior of a halfcircle of radius 1

It is a well known fact that at most 7 interior disjoint circles of radius 1/2 can be centered in a circle of radius 1; note that they don't need to be fully contained in the radius 1 circle. I am ...
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Pre calculus Unit Circle

Suppose that you did not have the Unit Circle on Circle A, but rather a circle of radius $5$. Will the angle measures in degrees and/or radians change? Why or why not? Suppose that you did not have ...
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Count balls to put in triangle

Given balls of radius $R$ we need to find how many balls can be put into a triangular container with sides $a,b$ and $c$. Example : Let $R=1$ and $a=3,b=4$ and $c=5$ then answer is $1$, as only one ...
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Equation for Circle in 3D Space Given Center, Radius, and Point

I'm looking for how to derive the equation of a circle, in 3D space, given the following information: The Center Point The Radius One point on the circle I understand that this is functionally the ...
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The Biggest Smallest Piece to Smallest Biggest Piece ratio of a circle cut by n chords with maximal number of regions

It is well known that a circle cut by n chords gives at most (n^2 + n + 2 )/2 regions eg. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CircleDivisionbyLines.html Questions:- How close to equal area regions can we ...
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Trilateration question help

Kind of stuck n this question, I just got the circle equation written down for the robot don't know what to do from here. A bicycle robot is travelling on a circle centred at the origin and with a ...
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arrange div elements in circle and square

I n number of divs which are arranged in a circle using javascript. Right now i set the dimension of each div to 40*40. Below is what i am able to achieve so far. This is how i find X & Y of each ...
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Family of circles touching a line

I found this in a book but I am not able to understand how they got this result. It goes the equation family of circles touching a given line $(y-y_1)=m(x-x_1)$ at $(x_1,y_1)$ for any value of $m$ is ...
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angles subtending arcs at the circumference and centre

$A$ and $B$ are two points on the circumference of a circle center $O$. $C$ is a point on the major arc $AB$. Draw the lines $AC$, $BC$, $AO$, $BO$, and $CO$, extending the last line to a point $D$ ...
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Circle geometry problem with overlapping circles

I want to find the length of the red line. The angle between radii is the same for both sectors and radii of both of the circles are known.
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Grid overlay on an annulus. Move n squares to create a sector that is closest to the area of the original.

I want to create an image in photoshop, and need to break an annulus, pictured below, into smaller segments. I can use other methods to find the solution, but I'm interested to see how mathematicians ...
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Is there a relation for when a circle intersects more than half the perimeter/circumference of another circle?

Is there some nice formula or algoritm for determining when a circle "hides"/intersects more than half of the perimeter of another circle, in a circle-circle interaction. Example image: Two example ...
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Problems with Circles and Lines on a Cartesian Plane

(a) Find the equations of the two circles each of which touches both coordinate axes and passes through the point $(9,2)$. (b) Find the coordinates of the second point of intersection of the two ...
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Optimization and derivatives homework

Find the dimensions of a right circular cylindrical can with both a top and a bottom that holds 8 cubic cm and is constructed with the least amount of material possible. Radius of can= cm Height ...
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Best path for finding within a radius of x units from this point

Say i am standing at a point and knew there is one thing within a radius of x units from this point. What is best path to find that thing. Best can mean shortest, but the discussion can be more open. ...
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Circle in a simplex

Let $T$ be a $2$-dimensional simplex in $\mathbb{R}^2$. A circle $C(x,y,r) \subset \mathbb{R}^2$ is given by its center $(x,y) \in \mathbb{R}^2$ and radius $r\ge 0$. Show that the set of circles in ...
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Circle Geometry and Conic Section textbook

I seek a textbook for good conic section and circle geometry questions. Slightly above introductory level. - slightly. But I wouldn't mind introductory level questions to consolidate my knowledge. I ...
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Probability of a certain circular configuration

Pick each of $n$ angles , $\theta_1$ through $\theta_n$ , uniformly randomly in the range $[0,2\pi$]. Define the distance $d_{i,j}$ between $\theta_i$ and $\theta_j$ by $d_{i,j} = \min(|\theta_j - ...
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family of circles in bipolar coordinate system

I don't get the idea how the equation for this family of curve is $\displaystyle y^2 + (x - a \coth v)^2 = \frac{a^2}{\sinh ^2v}$ from this article on Wikipedia. Suppose, the equation is ...
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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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Given 2 outer points of a perfect circle, find the centerpoint

Alright, I hope this makes some sense. I am using a software that can create arcs. This arc is defined by: Begin point End point Center of "circle" The center is supposed to be the center of the ...
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Finding tangent points of circle inside a triangle

Hi, This is really a part 2 of a previous questions of finding intersecting points of a circle and triangle. I'd like to run my approach by you all to see if I'm thinking correctly. Maybe there's a ...
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Completelly cover area with minimum number of maxed circles NP-completeness (or harder) proof

everyone. I'm looking for paper with proof of NP-completeness following, or similar problem. Given: Area $S \subset \mathbb{N}^2$, let it be convex or rectangular, I believe it doesn't matter ...
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Area of ring section closed within a rectangle

I wish to find out the area of a section of a ring which can be acted on my a rectangle 100mm wide by 60mm height. I know the inner diameter,ID and outer diameter,OD of the ring and the width of the ...
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What “boundary conditions” can make a rectangle “look” like a circle?

I posted the question below in Stackoverflow but then realized that it perhaps would find a better audience here. I am solving a fourth order non-linear partial ...
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Vector for arcs in path

I have path created from lines and arcs. I want to create next path inside or outside of this given path with given offset. For line I calculate line equation and it gives me simple perpendicular ...
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Coloring a circle

A circular spintop is colored in blue, red and green. Whenever the spintop is rotated 120 degrees, the pattern of colors looks exactly the same, only that blue becomes red, red becomes green and green ...