Is there a formula for finding the center point or radius of a circle given that you know two points on the circle and one of the points is perpendicular to the center?
I know that only having two points is not enough for determining the circle, but given that the center is on the same x coordinate as one of the points, is there a way to use those two points to find the center/radius of the circle? So you have the following data: x0 = 0 y0 = 0 x1 = 3 y1 = 1 y2 = ?
I want to build some ramps for my rc car and am trying to figure out the optimal curve for the ramps. The two points are the corners of a 3'x1' piece of plywood. I want to cut the best curve out of the plywood for the jump, and would like to have a formula to calculate/draw the curve for other size ramps.
Here is a diagram of the problem I am trying to solve. The rectangle will basically be a piece of plywood and the curve will be cut out of it. I am trying to solve for y2.
Basically, I am going to pin a piece of string in the ground y2 feet away from my board and attach a pencil to one end in order to mark the curve that I need to cut.
Thank you very much for your help.