circle line picking

Circle line picking is the activity of choosing two points on the circumferenceMathworldPlanetmath a unit circle and calculating probabilities and averages about the chord formed by connecting those two points.

The length of the line segmentMathworldPlanetmath between the two points is 2-2cosθ, where θ is the angle of the central vertex of a triangleMathworldPlanetmath formed by connecting the two points to the center. On average, this works out to 4π.

Title circle line picking
Canonical name CircleLinePicking
Date of creation 2013-03-22 16:26:05
Last modified on 2013-03-22 16:26:05
Owner PrimeFan (13766)
Last modified by PrimeFan (13766)
Numerical id 5
Author PrimeFan (13766)
Entry type Definition
Classification msc 51D20
Related topic BertrandsProblem