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Angles and graphs, basic question

  1. Mar 19, 2009 #1
    Hi,

    Is there a way of calulating the angles from the slope or coordinates of a graph. Say you have a bunch of x and y coordinates and you want to find the angles between those points at various coordinates (say every x,y ratio) can it be done?
    How would you go about it?
     
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  3. Mar 20, 2009 #2
    yes,why not. :)

    Angle between lines joining [tex](x_1,y_1) \&\(x_2,y_2)=tan^{-1}\left( \frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}\right)[/tex]
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2009
  4. Mar 20, 2009 #3
    Angles between lines joining? If you have a single slope that doesnt intercept at the x or y axis?
     
  5. Mar 24, 2009 #4
    Have another look at skand's answer. Slope means rise over run, right? So if you have the slope, then you have the tangent of the angle.
     
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