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Mathematical Lens
Mathematical Lens - The Three Stooges Meet the Conic Sections

 

February 2012, Volume 105, Issue 6, Page 414

Abstract:
Students analyze a photograph to solve mathematical questions related to the images captured in the photograph. This month, a still from a Three Stooges movie is analyzed. The mathematics involves conic sections, implicit differentiation, similar triangle geometry, and scaling factors

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Mathematical Lens - February 2012 - Additional Photo
Photograph for Student Manipulation