Sphaerica

Interactive spherical geometry software.

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Sphaerica is an interactive spherical geometry computer software. You can create complex geometric constructions in spherical geometry with this software. It supports orthogonal, stereographic and gnomonic projections to display your construction. It also has a built in scripting language for automated constructions.

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  • A fine tool for teaching or learning spherical geometry
  • Many tool available to construct on the sphere

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    This is awesome software. It allows you to go on Spherical Geometry adventures without getting your hands dirty on a perspex sphere. You can use it for a lot of applications, but sadly measuring angles are not supported. Obviously ways exist to do just that, but it takes about 10 minutes just to measure one angle... What's the best about this software is the ability to showcase your sphere and your findings on a projector to the whole classroom. Also you can drag around points on the sphere. For instance when you create a Great Circle, you can move the pole point around to show the class different scenarios. Great software! Only lacks the angle measurement and the ability to make coffee for the developer which truly deserves this!

    Posted 02/17/2011
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Additional Project Details

Languages

English, Hungarian

Intended Audience

Education, End Users/Desktop, Architects, Science/Research

User Interface

Java Swing

Programming Language

Java, JavaScript

Registered

2010-02-23
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