# Product between angles

by Jhenrique
Tags: angles, product
 P: 279 Exist an geometric interpretation for the multiplication of 2 angles? Or exist an geometric interpretation for the square/cube of an angle?
 PF Gold P: 774 Your question is rather vague.Please Explain it more.
 Homework Sci Advisor HW Helper Thanks PF Gold P: 10,266 As in: ##\theta_1+\theta_2## would mean that an object underwent two rotations ... so what would ##\theta_1\times\theta_2## mean? Angles don't have any dimensions - so multiplying angles is the same as scaling them.
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## Product between angles

If I had asked what geometrically means the sum of 2 angles, you, probably, show me a draw like:

But if I ask what means α×β, what draw you show me for illustrate such product?

 Quote by Simon Bridge Angles don't have any dimensions - so multiplying angles is the same as scaling them.
But exist the solid angles...
 Mentor P: 20,433 I have never come across a situation where angles are multiplied together. To the best of my knowledge there is no reason to do this, so there is no geometric interpretation.
 P: 279 I was thinking if the solid angle could have some relationship with the product between plane angles...
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 Quote by Jhenrique I was thinking if the solid angle could have some relationship with the product between plane angles...
We-ell, by analogy to multiplying two lengths you could argue for an angle-equivalent to an area but I don't know what that would mean.

The area of the surface of a unit sphere inside angles ##\theta## and ##\phi## would be (approximately) ##\theta\times\phi## ... that the sort of thing you are thinking of?

(Here the angles have to be specially defined.)
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 Quote by Simon Bridge The area of the surface of a unit sphere inside angles ##\theta## and ##\phi## would be (approximately) ##\theta\times\phi## ... that the sort of thing you are thinking of?
Yeah! But, I was looking for a exact correlation not approximate...
 Homework Sci Advisor HW Helper Thanks PF Gold P: 10,266 Well you could work out the exact version if you like - that's just algebra. How do you find the area of a bit of a sphere?

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