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An Advanced Calculus Approach to Finding the Fermat Point

by Mowaffaq Hajja (Yarmouk University Jordan)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
December, 1994

Subject classification(s): Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 3.3 Mainstream Calculus III, IV

The author uses the concept of maximum and minimum values to find Fermat points for a triangle. (The Fermat point of a triangle is the point such that the distances from the vertices have a minimum sum.)

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Multivariable Calculus | Optimization
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