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    Question Need help finding c of an ilregular arc if thats the right phrase

    Hi I need help. Below is an image of an arc. I know S and the angles of a and b. What I need to find is c. Can someone point me in the right direction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dsisk559 View Post
    Hi I need help. Below is an image of an arc. I know S and the angles of a and b. What I need to find is c. Can someone point me in the right direction.


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    I think you need to tell us more of what S is.
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    S = arc length
    h = height at highest point
    a and b = angles like the angles of a canon when calculating trajectory.

    This has to do with an idea of a method FTL travel for a story I want to write. It goes along the lines of the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. since space is curved - that curve being s - then it would be better to go along c.

    btw sorry for my misspellings

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