Bearing Illustrator (1)
- Tim Brzezinski
- Angles, Trigonometry
In trigonometry, a bearing is a means of describing one point's location with respect to another. The applet below illustrates point B's bearing with respect to point A. Slide the BEARING slider to change the bearing from point A to point B. You can also move any of the 3 points around at any time. Then, answer the questions that follow.
In words, describe what the bearing from point A to point B means. Be sure to be detailed in your description!
Can you give another bearing equivalent to a bearing of 120 degrees? Why is this?
If point B is directly south of A, what is point B's bearing from A?
If point B is directly west of A, what is point B's bearing from A?