# assign2 - ECOR 1606 Exercise 2 Imagine that you are doing...

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ECOR 1606 - Exercise 2 Imagine that you are doing some maintenance work on a steam crane (see the photos supplied) and need to replace a section of the curved roof. In order to have some steel rolled to the correct radius, you need to determine exactly what this radius is. Happily, as an engineer, you can deal with this kind of thing. Chord length = 24” Height at mid-chord = 1.5” You place a straight edge against the roof and measure the height of the roof at the mid- point of this straight edge (as shown above). You then take the known length of the straight edge (24”), the measured height (1.5”), apply a little of your high school mathematics, and determine that the roof has a radius of 48.75” (or 4’ 0.75”). The most interesting part of this assignment is coming up with the appropriate formula. Once you have the formula, producing a program should be relatively simple. Start by deriving the formula. Then produce a basic program that just reads in the chord length and mid-chord height, computes the required radius, and outputs the result. Once you have a basic program running (and once the necessary extra material has been

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