Originally posted by CodfishI am only familiar with tangents that are in the same plane as the circle. Since the two circles are not coplanar, they cannot share a tangent. Right?
Another one off the top of my head!
In a three dimensional location, point D has two circles of radius R and R' at an angle N to each other (D is the centerpoint). Using a tangent of both circles that is furthest away from point D as a zero angle, write a function for the distance of between any two points. (one on each circle)
Sorry if this is hard ...[text shortened]... orgave me when he saw my solution.
P.P.P.S. Math is fun, but math class is incredibly boring.
Originally posted by AThousandYoungThen I guess I'll reformat the question. In an analytic format.
Where would the vertex of the zero angle be? Why is "zero angle" relevant?
I guess I don't really understand the question.
Originally posted by CodfishThat's stated simply enough. I'll work on it. Sounds hard though.
Then I guess I'll reformat the question. In an analytic format.
Suppose point D is the origin and the radii are still R and R'. Solve for the distance between any two points on these circles. (Still one point on each)