# Common area of circles

Shashwat Anand anand.shashwat at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 15:19:06 CET 2010

```thanks, all of you

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 7:31 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:

> On 2/4/2010 7:05 AM, Shashwat Anand wrote:
>
>> I want to calculate areas.
>> like for two circles (0, 0) and (0, 1) : the output is '1.228370'
>>
>> similarly my aim is to take 'n' co-ordinates, all of radius '1' and
>> calculate the area common to all.
>> The best I got was monte-carlo methods which is inefficient. Is there
>> any other approach possible.
>>
>
> There is a method for calculating the area of a polygon by traversing its
> boundary. I forget the formula, but you should be able to find it. So *if*
> you can find the arcs that bound the area, you can approximate each by a
> series of short lines and apply the polygon method.
>
> Terry Jan Reedy
>
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