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On the Measure of Solid Angles

by Folke Eriksson (University of Gothenburg Sweden)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
June, 1990

Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory | Linear Algebra | Vectors in R3 | Geometry and Topology | Solid Geometry | Spheres
Applicable Course(s): 3.3 Mainstream Calculus III, IV | 3.8 Linear/Matrix Algebra | 4.9 Geometry

The author revisits formulas of measuring solid angles that he could find only in centuries-old literature, and provides modern versions of the proofs.


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