Dihedral Angle

Pronunciation: /daɪˈhi drəl ˈæŋ gəl/ ?

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Manipulative 1: Dihedral Angle

A dihedral angle is the angle formed by two intersecting planes.[1] The Intersecting Planes Postulate tells us that intersecting planes form a line. Take a line in each plane that is perpendicular to the line of intersection. The two lines must intersect. The dihedral angle of the planes is the angle between the two lines.

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Dihedral Angle. 2010-01-23. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/d/dihedralangle.html.


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2010-01-23: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
2008-07-10: Changed manipulative from Sketchpad to GeoGebra. Added More Information (McAdams, David.)
2008-05-07: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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