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ERIC Number: EJ1014576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
Euclidean, Spherical, and Hyperbolic Shadows
Hoban, Ryan
College Mathematics Journal, v44 n2 p126-134 Mar 2013
Many classical problems in elementary calculus use Euclidean geometry. This article takes such a problem and solves it in hyperbolic and in spherical geometry instead. The solution requires only the ability to compute distances and intersections of points in these geometries. The dramatically different results we obtain illustrate the effect curvature has on basic geometric objects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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