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Author:Thompson, Dray
Description: Taxicab geometry is essentially the study of an ideal city with all roads running horizontal or vertical. The roads must be used to get from point A to point B; thus, the normal Euclidean distance function in the plane needs to be modified. Article abstract: A natural analogue to angles and trigonometry is developed in taxicab geometry. This structure is then analyzed to see which, if any, similar triangle relations hold, and an application involving the use of parallax to determine the exact (taxicab) distance to an object is discussed.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Discrete Math, Non-Euclidean Geometry, Trigonometry

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