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Do Dogs Know Calculus of Variation

by Leonid A. Dickey

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
January, 2006

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus | Differentiation | Differential & Difference Equations | Ordinary Differential Equations | First Order ODEs
Applicable Course(s): 1.0 Remedial | 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II | 3.5 Non-mainstream Calc II | 3.6 Differential Equations

This article generalizes a problem of dogs fetching a ball in the water and presents it as a problem of calculus of variation.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Differentiation: Definition and Elementary Application
Ordinary Differential Equations | Analytic Methods
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