A good reason to take a calculus of variations course

What is going on here? One path is shorter but ..



March 6, 2017 - Posted by | mathematics, physics

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  1. Ollie,

    I’m sure you understand the maths behind this intimately, but I understand why the “hilly” ball is quicker.

    However, I’m sure there are plenty of Trumpeters out there who would interpret this as “common sense” proof that an erratic approach obviously gets there quicker !!!

    BTW, I’m convinced that Trump is tapping my phone, so I’d better be careful !


    Comment by Handy Bendy Ghandi | March 7, 2017 | Reply

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