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Building the Cheapest Sandbox: An Allegory with Spinoff

With a real-world optimization problem, the author shows a fun application of calculus concerning extreme values, highlighting differences between the academia viewpoint and the practical viewpoint.

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2702
Author(s): 
William P. Cooke (West Texas State University)
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 21, 2008
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
April, 1987
Subject(s): 
Calculus
Several Variable Calculus
Functions of Several Variables
Single Variable Calculus
Differentiation
Topic(s): 
Differentiation: General Applications
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Rating Count: 
17.00
Rating Sum: 
47.00
Rating Average: 
2.76
Author (old format): 
William P. Cooke
Applicable Course(s): 
3.1 Mainstream Calculus I
Modify Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Average: 2.8 (17 votes)

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