# S is Equal to R Theta

Prove that S is equal to r theta

Or

Theta equals s over r

Or

s r theta formula

Prove that the radian measure of any angle at the centre of a circle is equal to the ratio of the arc subtending that angle at the centre to the radius of the circle.

Let, XOY be a given angle. Now, with centre O and any radius OL draw a circle.

Suppose the drawn circle intersects OX and OY at L and M respectively. Clearly, arc LM subtends ∠LOM at the centre O. Now, take an arc LN of length equal to the radius of the circle and join ON.

Then, by definition, ∠LON = 1 radian.

Since the ratio of two arcs in a circle is equal to the ratio of the angles subtended by the arcs at the center of the circle, hence,

∠LOM/∠LON = arc LM/arc LN
Therefore, circular measures of ∠LOM is arc LM/radius OL
If θ be the circular measure of ∠LOM, arc LM = s and radius of the circle = OL = r then,

θ = s/r, [i.e. theta equals s over r]

or, s = r θ, [i.e. s r theta formula]

Therefore, now we know the meaning of S is equal to r theta

Measurement of Angles