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    Re: Mathematical Question
    From: Vic Fraenckel
    Date: 2002 Sep 19, 21:47 -0400

    Is this not a spherical triangle? Prehaps I misunderstand your description?
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Robert Eno" 
    Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 9:09 PM
    Subject: Re: Mathematical Question
    | Ok, let's say that it has a lensatic shape and a circular base. What would
    | it be called?
    | I may have erred in my description. I guess and arc is two dimensional
    | whereas it's spherical equivalent would be three dimensional.
    | ----- Original Message -----
    | From: Brian Whatcott 
    | To: 
    | Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 9:02 PM
    | Subject: Re: Mathematical Question
    | > At 07:30 PM 9/19/02, you wrote:
    | > >Greetings list,
    | > >
    | > >Given the rather esoteric nature of some of the recent discussions, I
    | > >hopeful that one of you will have the answer to a long-standing
    | > >of mine.
    | > >
    | > >What is the term used to describe a small 2 dimensional section of a
    | > >sphere? Or to put it another way, if a small section of a circle is
    | called
    | > >an "arc", what is the equivalent in a sphere?
    | > >
    | >
    | > A spherical surface may have an irregular perimeter, or be a
    | > spherical triangle, or spherical polygon, or a spherical segment of one
    | base
    | >   according to
    | > Math Dictionary, James & James, Van Nostrand.
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | > Brian Whatcott
    | >    Altus OK                      Eureka!
    | >

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