**The great-circle distance, orthodromic distance, or** spherical distance is the distance along a great circle. It is the shortest distance between two points on the surface of a sphere, measured along the surface of the sphere (as opposed to a straight line through the sphere’s interior).

Contents

- 1 What is the shortest distance between two points?
- 2 How do you find the shortest distance between two points on a sphere?
- 3 What is the shortest distance between two points on a round surface?
- 4 What is called the shortest distance?
- 5 How do you calculate spherical distance?
- 6 How do you find the distance between spherical coordinates?
- 7 What is the distance between points?
- 8 How do u find the distance between two points?
- 9 How do you find the shortest distance between two lines?
- 10 What is the term used to describe the shortest distance between the objects two positions?

## What is the shortest distance between two points?

A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.

## How do you find the shortest distance between two points on a sphere?

d2=sin(α2). To find the surface distance between two points A=(x1,y1,z1) and B=(x2,y2,z2) on the unit sphere, note that the shortest path on the sphere between A and B is a great circle arc.

## What is the shortest distance between two points on a round surface?

The shortest distance between two points is a curved line (on a spherical globe, the shortest distance is a great circle).

## What is called the shortest distance?

displacement is the shortest distance between two points.

## How do you calculate spherical distance?

For example, haversine(θ) = sin²(θ/2). The haversine formula is a very accurate way of computing distances between two points on the surface of a sphere using the latitude and longitude of the two points.

## How do you find the distance between spherical coordinates?

In 3D Euclidean space, we know that distance between 2 points: a=(x1,y1,z1) and b=(x2,y2,z2) is s2=(x2−x1)2+(y2−y1)2+(z2−z1)2)from metric ds2=dx2+dy2+dz2.

## What is the distance between points?

The distance between two points is defined as the length of the straight line connecting these points in the coordinate plane. This distance can never be negative, therefore we take the absolute value while finding the distance between two given points.

## How do u find the distance between two points?

1. Distance between two points P(x1,y1) and Q(x2,y2) is given by: d(P, Q) = √ (x2 − x1)2 + (y2 − y1)2 {Distance formula} 2. Distance of a point P(x, y) from the origin is given by d(0,P) = √ x2 + y2. 3.

## How do you find the shortest distance between two lines?

The shortest distance between the two points is the length of the straight line drawn from one point to the other. The formula for the shortest distance between two points or lines whose coordinate are (xA,yA), ( x A, y A ), and (xB,yB) ( x B, y B ) is: √(xB−xA)2+(yB−yA)2 ( x B − x A ) 2 + ( y B − y A ) 2.

## What is the term used to describe the shortest distance between the objects two positions?

In simple terms, displacement is the shortest distance between the start point and the finish point. This implies that displacement is independent of the path taken by the object between its initial position and its final position because the shortest distance between any two points is always a straight line.