# Structural Geology Techniques : Useful Geometrical Facts to Know

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Construction Errors - Even the best draftsman will make unconscious errors, like habitually measuring angles slightly too large or too small, or drawing lines systematically to the left or right of a point the line is supposed to pass through. Also, geologic data have inaccuracies of measurement, and geologic structures are rarely geometrically simple.

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Structural Geology TechniquesSteven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green BayFirst-time Visitors: Please visit Site Map and Disclaimer. Use "Back" to return here.Mathematical NotesUseful Geometrical FactsTrigonometry RefresherCalculus in Case You ForgotRotations in Three DimensionsBest Fits to Lines, Great Circles and Small CirclesFormulas for Circles and SpheresConstructing Ellipses More About EllipsesDescriptive GeometryDescriptive Geometry: Planes Plot Structure Contours, Given Strike And Dip Find Strike And Dip, Given Structure Contours Plot Structure Contours, Given Three Points Find Strike And Dip, Given Three Points Use of Folded And Combined Constructions Find Strike And Dip Given Structure Contour And One Other Point Find Strike And Dip From Topographic Data Structure Contours on Non-planar Surfaces Descriptive Geometry: Lines Plot Map Trace And Elevation, Given Trend And Plunge Find Trend And Plunge, Given Map Trace And Elevation Find Intersection of Two Planes Find Apparent Dip of a Plane Descriptive Geometry: Relations Between Lines And Planes Find a Plane Containing Two Given Lines Find True Attitude Given Two Apparent Dips Find Intersection of Three Planes Find Intersection of a Line And a Plane Find Trend And Plunge, Given Pitch Find Pitch, Given Attitude Data Find Intersection of Two Non-planar Surfac

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