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Math Video Definitions -Angle of Elevation

​Angles of elevation are angles above the horizontal, imagine looking up from ground level toward the top of a mountain.

The angle that an observer would raise his or her line of sight above a horizontal line in order to see an object is the angle of elevation.

An Angle of elevation involves 4 items.
  • Observer’s eyes
  • Line of sight
  • Object
  • Horizontal

The angle of elevation of an object becomes the angle between the horizontal and the line of sight from the object to the observer's eye.