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The Chair, the Area Rug, and the Astroid

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

Old Node ID: 
1526
Author(s): 
Mark Schwartz (Ohio Wesleyan University)
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 2, 2007
Original Publication Source: 
College Mathematics Journal
Original Publication Date: 
May, 1995
Subject(s): 
Calculus
Topic(s): 
Differentiation: General Applications
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Rating Count: 
18.00
Rating Sum: 
46.00
Rating Average: 
2.56
Author (old format): 
Mark Schwartz
Applicable Course(s): 
3.1 Mainstream Calculus I
3.2 Mainstream Calculus II
Modify Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Average: 2.6 (18 votes)

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