Traveling Salesman Problem
Date: 12/3/95 at 12:36:58 From: Anonymous Subject: Minimum distance between random dots Find a procedure that describes how to find the minimum distance between any 15 randomly placed dots.
Date: 12/3/95 at 13:23:42 From: Doctor Ken Subject: Re: Minimum distance between random dots Hello! I believe that what you're talking about is known in mathematical circles as the "Traveling Salesman Problem." I did a Lycos search on the World Wide Web on the keywords "traveling sales problem," and these are a couple of links it turned up: http://mat.gsia.cmu.edu/GROUP94/0699.html http://mat.gsia.cmu.edu/GROUP94/0703.html They are different algorithms (procedures) for solving it. Good luck! -Doctor Ken, The Geometry Forum
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