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    Re: Mathematical Question
    From: Brian Whatcott
    Date: 2002 Sep 19, 20:02 -0500

    At 07:30 PM 9/19/02, you wrote:
    >Greetings list,
    >Given the rather esoteric nature of some of the recent discussions, I am
    >hopeful that one of you will have the answer to a long-standing question
    >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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