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orthocenter

  

compute the orthocenter of a triangle

 

Calling Sequence

Parameters

Description

Examples

Calling Sequence

orthocenter(H, g)

Parameters

H

-

the name of the orthocenter

g

-

triangle

Description

• 

The orthocenter of triangle g is the point of intersection of the three altitudes of g

• 

For a detailed description of the orthocenter H, use the routine detail (i.e., detail(H))

• 

Note that the routine only works if the vertices of the triangle are known.

• 

The command with(geometry,orthocenter) allows the use of the abbreviated form of this command.

Examples

withgeometry:

pspointA,0,0,pointB,2,0,pointC,1,3:

triangleABC,ps

ABC

(1)

orthocenterH,ABC

H

(2)

coordinatesH

1,13

(3)

See Also

geometry[altitude]

geometry[point]

geometry[triangle]

 


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