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Arc Length and Pythagorean Triples

by Courtney Moen (United States Naval Academy)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
May, 2007

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus | Integration
Applicable Course(s): 3.0 Calculus | 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II

A family of curves whose lengths are closely related to Pythagorean Triples and therefore rational

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One-Variable Calculus | Integration: Applications
One-Variable Calculus | Theoretical Issues
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