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ERIC Number: EJ856218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
Hermit Points on a Box
Hess, Richard; Grinstead, Charles; Grindstead, Marshall; Bergstrand, Deborah
College Mathematics Journal, v39 n1 p12-23 Jan 2008
Suppose that we are given a rectangular box in 3-space. Given any two points on the surface of this box, we can define the surface distance between them to be the length of the shortest path between them on the surface of the box. This paper determines the pairs of points of maximum surface distance for all boxes. It is often the case that these pairs of points are not the diagonally opposite corners of the box that many expect.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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