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Broad Topics > 3D Geometry, Shape and Space > Spheres

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Pythagoras on a Sphere

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Prove Pythagoras' Theorem for right-angled spherical triangles.

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Air Routes

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Find the distance of the shortest air route at an altitude of 6000 metres between London and Cape Town given the latitudes and longitudes. A simple application of scalar products of vectors.

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The Dodecahedron Explained

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What is the shortest distance through the middle of a dodecahedron between the centres of two opposite faces?

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Pack Man

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A look at different crystal lattice structures, and how they relate to structural properties

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Spherical Triangles on Very Big Spheres

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Shows that Pythagoras for Spherical Triangles reduces to Pythagoras's Theorem in the plane when the triangles are small relative to the radius of the sphere.

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Curvature of Surfaces

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How do we measure curvature? Find out about curvature on soccer and rugby balls and on surfaces of negative curvature like banana skins.

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Flight Path

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Use simple trigonometry to calculate the distance along the flight path from London to Sydney.

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Ball Packing

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If a ball is rolled into the corner of a room how far is its centre from the corner?

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Three Balls

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A circle has centre O and angle POR = angle QOR. Construct tangents at P and Q meeting at T. Draw a circle with diameter OT. Do P and Q lie inside, or on, or outside this circle?

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When the Angles of a Triangle Don't Add up to 180 Degrees

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This article outlines the underlying axioms of spherical geometry giving a simple proof that the sum of the angles of a triangle on the surface of a unit sphere is equal to pi plus the area of the. . . .

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Mouhefanggai

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Imagine two identical cylindrical pipes meeting at right angles and think about the shape of the space which belongs to both pipes. Early Chinese mathematicians call this shape the mouhefanggai.

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2D-3D

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Two circles of equal size intersect and the centre of each circle is on the circumference of the other. What is the area of the intersection? Now imagine that the diagram represents two spheres of. . . .

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Mesh

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A spherical balloon lies inside a wire frame. How much do you need to deflate it to remove it from the frame if it remains a sphere?