Optimisation Problems for Ovals

  • Angelo Alessandro Mazzotti


Once formulas describing parameters or other characteristics of an oval have been derived (in Chap.  4), calculus can be used to consider them as functions of a certain quantity and see how they vary. In this short chapter as an example we present here the solution to the problems of minimising the difference and the ratio of the radii of a simple oval with given axes a and b. The first of these two problems being suggested by Edoardo Dotto.


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  • Angelo Alessandro Mazzotti
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  1. 1.RomaItaly

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