Sine and Cosine Rule
Game Programming | Math
- SINE RULE
- The Law of Sines is the relationship between the sides and angles of non-right (oblique) triangles. Simply, it states that the ratio of the length of a side of a triangle to the sine of the angle opposite that side is the same for all sides and angles in a given triangle.
- In ΔABC is an oblique triangle with sides a,b and c. If a, b and c are the lengths of the sides opposite the angles A, B and C in a triangle, then to find the sides,you can write as
a /sinA = b/sinB = c/sinC
2. COSINE RULE
- The Cosine Rule states that the square of the length of any side of a triangle equals the sum of the squares of the length of the other sides minus twice their product multiplied by the cosine of their included angle.
- The cosine rule expresses the sin2(β) + cos2(β) = 1 relationship for the arbitrary triangle. In symbols:
Three further relationships also hold:
- a = b cos(C) + c cos(B)
- b = c cos(A) + a cos(C)
- c = a cos(B) + b cos(A)