Length of an arc - when will a person leave your view?
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Two people 1.8m tall walk from each other until they can no longer see each other (due to the curvature of the earth which has a radius of 6378km).
Assuming nothing else blocks their view, how far do they have to walk?
Note. I cant get my head around how this relates to what we've learned about radius and arc length.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com May 24, 2023, 1:17 pm ad1c9bdddf
Let S be the distance between the two people such that after walking through a distance S, they won't be able to see each other.
Let R = 6378Km = 6378000 m be the radius of the earth.
Ler angle ACB = 2Theta (see figure)
We know that,
arc length / radius = angle in ...
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