Devices For Measuring Angles
In geometry, an angle is the space between two lines, rays, or planes intersecting each other. The space is measured in degrees and called the angle of those two intersecting geometric figures. Now, the measurement of angles find wide applications in our surroundings, right from ensuring the wall of our house or room is exactly vertical to angle of the satellite dish installed on our homes.
But there aren't many devices used in the metric system to measure angles, because if there were more, each measurement would have different results and that would cause confusion. Therefore, to avoid this confusion, there are usually three main devices used for this purpose.
As we know, we can observe angles all around us of various degrees ranging from 0 to 360. The measurement of angles is necessary also to measure the heights and lengths of certain locations. Here are the three basic devices used to measure angles.
Hand squares and set squares are also some of the devices used to measure angles in geometry. These are used in measurements of larger angles, as they have degrees from 0 to 360. In cases where there is construction of stairs, frames, and rafters, framing squares are used to measure right angles as they are usually L-shaped devices. They are also used if you want to know how to measure square feet. There are other types of hand squares which have metal blades to them and are used to measure both 45 and 90 degree angles very efficiently. Another device known as the "carpenter's square" is also very well-known and is actually a metal triangle. Other than these, the set squares which are used by students to study their academic geometry in mathematics are also great devices.
There are some more devices used for measuring angles, and they are:
With these great devices available, we're sure you must have found out how easy geometry is. There are many more alterations of these three basic devices that are used according to their intended applications.
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