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ERIC Number: EJ938161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
Do Dogs Know Calculus of Variations?
Dickey, Leonid A.
College Mathematics Journal, v37 n1 p20-23 Jan 2006
As the title says, this article considers the dog-on-the-beach problem from the perspective of the calculus of variations, making connections with the brachistochrone problem and Snell's law.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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