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Finding the Center of a Circular Starting Line in an Ancient Greek Stadium

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Author:Rorres, Romano; SIAM Review
Description: A 1997 essay by Chris Rorres and David Gilman Romano, which presents and compares two methods for finding the center and radius of a circular starting line of a racetrack in an ancient Greek stadium. Graphs and tables are included. Introduction, Three-Points Circle, Least-Squares Circle, Angles of the starting positions. SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Review, Volume 39, Number 4, December 1997, pp. 745-754.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Conic Sections and Circles, History and Biography, Graphing of Data

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