- Subject: [mg2968] Triangulation Problem
- From: techie at io.org (david hoare)
- Date: 17 Jan 1996 04:45:53 -0600
- Approved: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Distribution: local
- Newsgroups: wri.mathgroup
- Organization: Internex Online, Toronto
- Sender: mj at wri.com
OK...Here's what should be an easy one - - well not for me...
I am looking for the trigonometric / algebreic formulae one would use
to triangulate an unknown position, knowing 3 fixed points and the
respective distances to the unknown point. (make sence?)
Oh - in 3 dimensional space.
And actually, the reverse operations would be handy too...ie: given a
known central point, AND 3 other fixed points, how to find the lengths
of the lines required to meet at that first point, in 3D.
It's for a program I'm writing, and it's been a while since I've done
this sort of thing - - my math has left me!
Any Help would be GREATLY appreciated!!
techie at io.org
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