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51F: Metric Geometry


We use this as the repository for remarks on triangulation, that is, determining locations from sightings. (Triangulation in the sense of subdividing into triangles is discussed with polyhedra, and computational geometry, as well as PL-topology).


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Parent field: 51: Geometry

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A common question is this: how can you determine positions if you know the distances to three other points? A couple of relevant threads:

Here's an interesting mix of practical and theoretical considerations, of algebra and geometry. A USENET poster asked if one could determine positions within a triangle knowing the angles of sighting to the vertices of the triangle, and how one could compute this.

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