Calculating the area of overlap between 2 circle sectors

evansba

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Is it possible to calculate the area of overlap between 2 circle sectors based on:

- The distance between the centres of each sector
- The length of the sector (radius)
- The interior angle of the sector
- The angle that the sector has been rotated off a reference line assuming that this reference line is the line travelling horizontally through the centre of a circle (as seen in diagram B with the sector being rotated by 60 degrees off the origin)

Diagram A showcases an exemplar sector that I am referring to and diagram C showcases the combination of 2 sectors rotated at different angles and positioned 3 units apart, with both having the same interior angle and the same radius length

I'm not sure this is even possible, but hoping it is, so any help would be greatly appreciated

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Is it possible to calculate the area of overlap between 2 circle sectors based on:

- The distance between the centres of each sector
- The length of the sector (radius)
- The interior angle of the sector
- The angle that the sector has been rotated off a reference line assuming that this reference line is the line travelling horizontally through the centre of a circle (as seen in diagram B with the sector being rotated by 60 degrees off the origin)

Diagram A showcases an exemplar sector that I am referring to and diagram C showcases the combination of 2 sectors rotated at different angles and positioned 3 units apart, with both having the same interior angle and the same radius length

I'm not sure this is even possible, but hoping it is, so any help would be greatly appreciated
I think it's possible. Is this a school assignment?

I think it's possible. Is this a school assignment?
Its for a project whereby the sectors represent the field of views of two cameras

Its for a project whereby the sectors represent the field of views of two cameras
Ok. Please post a diagram with vertices marked so we can reference them.

First, with a more accurate diagram, we see that you can approximate the area easily, as a mere sector:

So you may not really need an accurate calculation.

But if you want an exact formula (illustrated here with different numbers), I would add in these extra lines and work out areas of sectors and triangles to combine to get the desired area: