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Mathematica Geographic Functions and Spherical Triangles

Posted on December 6, 2018

This post will look at the triangle behind North Carolina’s Research Triangle using Mathematica’s geographic functions.

Spherical Triangles

A spherical triangle is a triangle drawn on the surface of a sphere. It has three vertices, given by points on the sphere, and three sides. The sides of the triangle are portions of great circles running between two vertices. A great circle is a circle of maximum radius, a circle with the same center as the sphere.

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