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The Brachistochrone

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Author:Paul Kunkel
Description: An investigation of the problem: We are given two fixed points in a vertical plane. A particle starts from rest at one of the points and travels to the other under its own weight. Find the path that the particle must follow in order to reach its destination in the briefest time.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles
Math Topics: Calculus (Single Variable)

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