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Running with Rover

A mathematician and his dog go out for a run. On their return, the mathematician wonders how much further he ran than the dog. His analysis uses parametric curves and vector calculus to obtain the resulting difference in arc lengths.
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3442
MSC Codes: 
51N20
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2002
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
October, 2002
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Sunday, February 21, 2010
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