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An Advanced Calculus Approach to Finding the Fermat Point

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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3571
MSC Codes: 
97Ixx
Author(s): 
Mowaffaq Hajja (Yarmouk University Jordan)
Publication Date: 
Friday, October 1, 2010
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
December, 1994
Subject(s): 
Calculus
Topic(s): 
Optimization
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Rating Count: 
63.00
Rating Sum: 
181.00
Rating Average: 
2.87
Applicable Course(s): 
3.3 Mainstream Calculus III, IV
Modify Date: 
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Average: 2.9 (63 votes)

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