Areas Related To Circles


Circle is a round plane figure whose boundary consists of points equidistant from center such as a curved upper tier of seats in a theater or a group of people forming a circle. Areas related to circle is defined as the total area enclosed by the circumference of a circle. Areas related to circles gives the measurement of surface of a circle.

Areas related to circles is given by:
A = ∏ r2,
Here 'r' is radius of circle and value of '∏' is 3.14 (approx value).
Some terms of areas related to circles are:
Radius: It is a straight line from the center of a circle or a radial line from the focus to any point of a curve. It is also known as a specified distance from a center in all direction. It is denoted by ‘r’.

Circumference: It is defined as the enclosing boundary of a circle.

Diameter: It is a straight line passing from side to side through the center of a circle.

Tangent: It is a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point, but if extended does not cross it at that point.

Origin: it is a fixed point from which the coordinates are measured.

Pi (∏): The approximate value of 'pi' is given as 3.14.

Circumference of circle is given by:
C = 2 ∏ r,
Here '∏' and 'r' are same as defined above.
Areas related to circles in terms of diameter is given as:
A = ∏ d2 / 4,
Here 'd' is the diameter of a circle.
In Cartesian coordinates the equation of a circle is written as:
(x – a)2 + (y – b)2 = r2,
Here 'r' is the radius of circle, (x , y) is the set of points in a circle and (a, b) is the center coordinates. Suppose if (a, b) is centered at origin then the above equation is written as:
x2 + y2 = r2,
Equation of circle in parametric coordinates is given by:
x (t) = r cos (t) + x1, y(t) = r sin (t) + y1,

Properties of areas related to circles:
1. Area of a circle is directly proportional to square of radius and diameter of circle.
2. All circles are in same figure.

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