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The Chair, the Area Rug, and the Astroid

by Mark Schwartz (Ohio Wesleyan University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
May, 1995

Subject classification(s): Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I | 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II

An innocuous-seeming minimization problem points to properties of line envelopes.


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One-Variable Calculus | Differentiation: General Applications
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