# Ceva's Theorem

• Oct 29th 2009, 02:51 PM
Jubbly
Ceva's Theorem
Hi guys, I''ve been seraching around the internet for a long time in search of an answer of how we use this theorem in life today? If any of you guys could help me. Thanks. (Hi)
• Oct 29th 2009, 08:43 PM
pacman
Jubbly: "I''ve been seraching around the internet for a long time in search of an answer of how we use this theorem in life today?"

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Ceva's theorem is a well-known theorem in elementary geometry. Given a triangle ABC, and points D, E, and F that lie on lines BC, CA, and AB respectively, the theorem states that lines AD, BE and CF are concurrentif and only if
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the theorem pertains to elementary geometry, and its application is wide and many. theorem has also been generalized to triangles on other surfaces of constant curvature - Masal'tsev, L. A. (1994) "Incidence theorems in spaces of constant curvature." Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 72, No. 4

If you want it locally, it can be used in land area measurement . . .
- Grünbaum, Branko; Shephard, G. C. (1995),"Ceva, Menelaus and the Area Principle", Mathematics Magazine 68 (4): 254–268