Circular Segment

Circular Segment

Portion of a circle bounded by a chord and the arc subtended by the chord.


The area of a circular segment is given by the relationship : A = r\(^{2}\)[\(\frac{α}{2}\) – \(\frac{1}{2}\small\sin(α)\)], where α is the measure in radians of the angle at the centre.


The shaded portion of the figure is a circular segment :

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