Angle of Elevation and Depression

Pronunciation: /'æŋ gəl ʌv ˌɛləˈveɪ ʃən/ ?

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An angle of elevation is the angle above horizontal that an observer must look to see something above the horizon.[1] An angle of depression is the angle below horizontal that an observer must look to see something below the horizon.

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  1. angle of elevation. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. (Accessed: 2009-12-26). http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angle of elevation.
  2. depression. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. (Accessed: 2009-12-26). http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/depression.
  3. Hedrick, E.R.. Constructive Geometry, pg 52. The Macmillan Company, 1916. (Accessed: 2009-12-26). http://www.archive.org/stream/constructivegeom00hedriala#page/52/mode/1up.

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Angle of Elevation and Depression. 2009-12-26. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/a/angleofelevation.html.

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2009-12-26: Added "Reference" and "More Information", combined two manipulatives into one. (McAdams, David.)
2009-11-11: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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