proportion tirée de triangles semblables


English - Canada

I'm stumped.

The text is a physics question relating to the rectilinear propogation of light:

La relation obtenue peut être dérivée grâce à une proportion tirée de triangles semblables (voir le montage du protocole à la page précédente).

My attempt:

The relationship obtained can be derived thanks to a ratio drawn from similar triangles (see the protocol setup on the previous page).

Any physics/math whizzes who can help?

Thanks kindly!
  • coursic

    Senior Member
    France French
    in maths, triangles semblables are triangles whose angles are identical, hence length of the sides are proportional.


    English - Canada
    Thank you Coursic for clarifying. I'm more concerned about the actual sentence; if it is written correctly for a knowledgeable math/physics audience.

    Any opinions?
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