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Approximation of a plotted line on the surface of an ellipsoid

Subject: Approximation of a plotted line on the surface of an ellipsoid

From: Els

Date: 25 May, 2010 11:27:04

Message: 1 of 2

I plotted an ellipsoid (3D), with the center (cx,cy,cz) and radii (ax,ay,az) and orthogonal axes (U1,U2,U3).

Now I have two points which lie on the surface of this ellipsoid, P1 (x1,y1,z1) and P2 (x2,y2,z2). I want to plot a line along the surface of the ellipsoid between these two points. This don't have to be the exact path, but can be an approximation. Although an exact path should off course be better.

Anyone should know how I should do this?

Subject: Approximation of a plotted line on the surface of an ellipsoid

From: Els

Date: 26 May, 2010 05:26:04

Message: 2 of 2

Anyone knows how to plot a line between two points on an ellipsoid?

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