I measure an angle on a circle with apex NOT at the center of the cirlce. Now I want to know what the angle would've been if the apex had been at the center.
Point C is the center of a circle. Radius CD known.
Point D is somewhere on the perimeter of the circle.
Point E is a known distance "south of" C inside the circle. CE known.
Points Q and P are fix reference points "to the east" of C and E respectively.
CQ is parallell to EP. QCE 90 degrees.
I now measure angle DEP at different occasions.
Is there a nice formula for angle DCQ?
I manage it like this:
CED = DEP+90
CDE = arcsin(sin(CED)*CE/CD) ;Law of sines
DCE = 180-CED-CDE
DCQ = 90-DCE
But this only works in the "south east" quadrant, beacause to the "south west" the angle DEP is >90 and lies outside of the triangle CED and my ad hoc "90-" and "+90" stuff doesn't cope with that. I could test for quadrant in my algorithm and use other ad hoc formulas for that case, but is there not a better and more analytical way to solve this?
I define angles as zero "to the east" and let them increase clockwise. When apexis at point E, then P is the "zero angle direction" reference. When the apex is at C, then point Q is the reference for "zero angle direction".
I'd be thankful for any help!