In what ways are the ‘great circles’ important to us?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 22nd Apr, 2015, 01:52: PM

Expert Answer:

Great circles are important to us in the following ways:

  • Great circles help us in navigation and aviation.
  • Navigators use great circles to find the shortest distance between any two places on the Earth’s surface.
  • Ships crossing the oceans and aircraft flying in the air follow the great circles in order to save time and fuel.

Answered by  | 22nd Apr, 2015, 03:52: PM

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