Hey guys. I need help guys. I know its simple but I have no clue how its done. I have two circles, with the same radius, R, and I offset one by a distance X from the origin ( take the center of one of the circles as the origin). I need to calculate the area of the overlapping region. Since the two have the same radii, I assume that it shouldn't be thta complicated, but i'm completely STUCK and can't think ! :S Thanks guys,
The answer from the following URL is: Area of a chord Code ( (Unknown Language)): Aoverlap = 2 * (R^2)* arctan[√ (((R/ (0.5*x) )^2) -1)] - x*( √ [R^2 - (x/2)^2] ) for x = 0, Aoverlap = pi*R^2 as we expect and for x = 2R, Aoverlap = 0