Last month's Geek Challenge asked, "What is the quickest way to get from point A to point B?"
And they’re off!
Path A, the Line, starts with a commanding advantage, having the shortest distance to travel by taking a direct path to the endpoint. However, it is quickly passed by as its acceleration is just too slow.
Path B, the Cycloid, takes an early lead with a vertical drop to gain speed, then a rapid change of course toward the endpoint.
Paths C and D, the Circle and Parabola,...
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