
Definition of Solid angle
1. Noun. An angle formed by three or more planes intersecting at a common point (the vertex).
Definition of Solid angle
1. Noun. (geometry) The threedimensional analog of an angle, equivalent to the area of that portion of the surface a unit sphere that it subtends. ¹
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Literary usage of Solid angle
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1. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"This method of calculating a solid angle involves a choice of axes which is to
... Let the length of the second closed curve be <r, then the solid angle ..."
2. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"This method of calculating a solid angle involves a choice of axes which is to
... Let the length of the second closed curve be o., then the solid angle ..."
3. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"This method of calculating a solid angle involves a choice of axes which is to some
... Let the length of the mcond closed curve be o, then the solid angle ..."
4. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1922)
"Unit solid angle or Steradian.—In order to understand the fundamentals of light
emission and distribution, it is necessary to know what is meant by solid ..."
5. The Elements of Euclid: The Errors, by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long Ago by Robert Simson, Euclid (1838)
"Let the solid angle at A be applied to the solid angle at B; and, first, the
plane angle CAD being applied to the plane angle FBG, so as the point A may ..."
6. The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements by Euclid, Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1908)
"9 the definition of a solid angle, and then defines similar solid figures as
follows : Similar solid figures are such as have all their solid angles equal, ..."
7. Reprint of Papers on Electrostatics and Magnetism by William Thomson Kelvin (1872)
"solid angle subtended at a Point by a Terminated Surface. 84. The solid angle
subtended at a point by a superficial area of any kind, is the solid angle of ..."
8. Elements of Geometry by Adrien Marie Legendre (1841)
"For, if a solid angle be formed of the three planes B'SA,ASC. ... If a solid
angle is quadruple, or formed by . 199. four plane angles ASB,BSC, CSD,DSA (fig ..."