Subject: Re: Sphere and cone
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 08:42:07 -0500
From: Alex Bogomolny
Looked into your derivation and here's a suggestion I can make. From the start, it's hard to solve transcendental equations. Do not use sin(). Instead express Rc2 = Rs2 - (h - Rs)2 from the Pythagorean theorem. You will have roots; but equation solving will be by far more manageable.