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Sliding Down Inclines with Fixed Descent Time: a Converse to Galileo's Law of Chords
(Canadian Mathematical Society, 2008-12)
The Brachistochrone Problem: Mathematics for a Broad Audience via a Large Context Problem
(Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics & Information Age Publishing, 2008)
Large context problems (LCP) are useful in teaching the history of science. In this article we consider the brachistochrone problem in a context stretching from Euclid through the Bernoullis. We highlight a variety of ...