I'm currently doing some research in the field of continuum percolation, and I need to create relevant diagrams according to the following specifications:
- The diagram consists of three circles of shown separation distances and radii.
- When the circles overlap, I'd like the intersecting areas to be highlighted.
This is what I'd like to make, but it'd be better if the two halves of the orange region were also labelled (and green region). L1 and L2 are the separation distances. The C's are just labels. The r's are the radii.
I've derived equations of the total area for a 3-circle system given the parameters mentioned above. The derivation utilizes constructs like overlapping areas as well as those parameters.
I have very little direction on where to begin to render these diagrams. I know Tikz is the starting point.
What specific constructs within Tikz can help me render the diagrams adhering to the specifications above? Any guidance is greatly appreciated.