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A Straightforward Proof of Descartes’s Circle Theorem

  • Paul LevrieEmail author
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There are probably not many formulas in mathematics in the discovery of which a princess was instrumental and that are described in a poem written by a Nobel laureate (in Chemistry!). Yet such is the case for what is now known as Descartes’s circle formula.

Let \(C_1\)

Notes

Acknowledgments

I want to thank Damaris Schindler, of Utrecht University, for bringing me back to this old favorite of mine.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Applied EngineeringUAntwerpenAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceKU LeuvenHeverlee (Leuven)Belgium

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