Presentation

Application of HCR's cosine formula to compute the minimum distance between any two arbitrary points on a sphere

Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technolgy, Gorakhpur-273010 UP India
(2016)
Abstract

Here is the application of hcr's cosine formula to derive an analytic formula to calculate the minimum distance or great circle distance between any two arbitrary points on a sphere of finite radius which is equally applicable in the geometry of sphere. This formula is Â useful to calculate the geographical distance between any two points on the globe for the given latitudes & longitudes. This formula gives the correct values for all the distances on the tiny sphere as well as the large sphere like giant planet if the calculations are made precisely.

Keywords

- application of HCR's cosine formula,
- minimum distance between any two arbitrary points on the sphere

Disciplines

Publication Date

Fall August 28, 2016
Location

Gorakhpur
Comments

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Citation Information

Harish Chandra Rajpoot Rajpoot. "Application of HCR's cosine formula to compute the minimum distance between any two arbitrary points on a sphere" *Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technolgy, Gorakhpur-273010 UP India*(2016)

Available at: http://works.bepress.com/harishchandrarajpoot_hcrajpoot/54/