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## Great Cirlce Path

- Grade Level:
- Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18

- Subjects:
- History & Social Studies

- Language:
- English

- Posted:
- Jun 12, 2009
Total views:1149Summary:The shortest path between two points on a plane is a straight line. On the surface of a sphere, however, there are no straight lines. The shortest path for a sphere is given by the arc of the great circle passing through the two points. A great circle is defined to be the intersection with a sphere of a plane containing the center of the sphere.

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