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Shortest Lines and Geodesics

  • Paolo FregugliaEmail author
  • Mariano Giaquinta
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Abstract

In the 1697 Journal des Savans [23], Johann Bernoulli proposed sixchallenging), challenging ‘the geometers who believe to have methods to treat problems of this nature’.

Keywords

Great Circle Short Line Unit Tangent Vector Geodesic Curvature Rotational Surface 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pure and Applied MathematicsUniversità di L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  2. 2.Scuola Normale SuperiorePisaItaly

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