The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 10–15 | Cite as

Baserunner’s Optimal Path

  • Davide Carozza
  • Stewart Johnson
  • Frank MorganEmail author


Minimal Surface Velocity Space Critical Path Mathematical Intelligencer Maximum Acceleration 
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This work stemmed from a Williams College undergraduate colloquium talk by Carozza advised by Morgan. Johnson, who was in the audience, discovered the remarkably simple critical condition and computed the fastest path of Figure 1. Morgan acknowledges NSF support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsWilliams CollegeWilliamstownUSA

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