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    Point Transformation

    Given a point on a circle P, the circle's radius, and the angle point P is to be transformed about, is there a way to calculate the translated point P'? Let's assume the circle is centered on (0,0) Thanks!
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    If you've studied polar coordinates, then this is easy. If not...

    Have you studied trigonometry yet?
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    I have studied trig, I'm a college graduate with a BS in Computer Science, I've exhausted the extent of my current trig knowledge, I've gotta as far as knowing the length of the chord between P and P' but I have no way of knowing the angles of the right triangle created using the chord as a hypotenuse. Unless there is a way that I just don't remember?

    I'll read into polar coordinates
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