three-point problem

three-point problem

[′thrē ¦pȯint ′präb·ləm]
(engineering)
The problem of locating the horizontal position of a point of observation from the two observed horizontal angles subtended by three known sides of a triangle.
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Second, using outcrop orientation data and three-point problem solutions, structural contours of the contact planes were drawn for individual areas.
This section, in the Goose Cove Brook area, does not have sufficient outcrop area to restrict the three-point problem solutions uniquely, so the range of possible contact planes is presented.
In an attempt to obviate local effects associated with movement at the contact, and to deduce the more regional orientation of the contact plane, a series of three-point problems was devised around the area.
Zhai, Positive solutions to semi-positone second-order three-point problems on time scales, Appl.
Solutions to second-order three-point problems on time scales.
Existence of positive solutions for nonlinear three-point problems on time scales.