When Least Is Best: How Mathematicians Discovered Many Clever Ways to Make Things as Small (or as Large) as Possible

By Paul J. Nahin

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What is the best way to photograph a speeding bullet? Why does light move through glass in the least amount of time possible? How can lost hikers find their way out of a forest? What will rainbows look like in the future? Why do soap bubbles have a shape that gives them the least area?By combining the mathematical history of extrema with contemporary examples, Paul J. Nahi What is the best way to photograph a speeding...

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June 1st 2007 by Princeton University Press

(first published 2003)

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English

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