Homework Help: 3D coordinates angles

1. Feb 8, 2014

Tiven white

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
In 3d coordinate space any two of the coordinate angles must
A. Sum to less than one
B. Be greater than ninety but less than one eighty.
C. Each be greater than forty five degrees
D. Sum to greater than 90 ( if they are both less than 90)
E. Have cosines less than (√2/2).

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution I think the answer is e but there is s some conflict between c can anyone clear this up for me

2. Feb 8, 2014

voko

What is your reasoning for C and E?

3. Feb 8, 2014

Tiven white

The squared cosine of all the three angles = to 1

4. Feb 8, 2014

vanhees71

I must say, I don't even understand the question. What's meant by the "coordinate angles" here? If you refer to spherical coordinates in 3 dimensions, then the polar angle is between $]0,\pi[$ and $\pi$ and the azimuthal angle between $[0,2 \pi$. This is a chart for the entire Euclidean space except the polar axis.

5. Feb 8, 2014

voko

And how does that imply C or E?

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