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Circle Theorems....applications in "real" life

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by Maths_Caz, May 20, 2009.

  1. I'm a PGCE student, who did my degree back in 1987, and never came across circle theorems until this year during my first placement. I've discovered a love for geometric proof, and really enjoy teaching circle theorems just for their own sake...but to the perennial question "when will we ever need this, miss" I really don't have an answer! I'm quite happy to discuss logic, and proof etc., (and don't feel I need to give an answer to that question) but I'm now actually very curious myself: I've searched the internet high and low, and I really would like to know - where are circle theorems used, beyond the classroom?
    Thanks!

     
  2. frustum

    frustum Lead commenter

    No: one with a hypotenuse larger than the diameter will do. I've used a sheet of A4 paper.
    Just place it so the 2 points are somewhere on the short sides - they don't need to be at the end.
     
  3. Apologies DM - I did search for previous threads, but obviously missed this one! I'll check it out and send you my email address for the other stuff...
     
  4. Ah, I can visulaise this now, thanks!
     
  5. Right, I've checked out the other thread....not added much! So, we have neat borders around trees...any ither applications?
     

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