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A Visual Proof of the Cauchy-Schwarz Inequality in 2D
This illustrates the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality in two dimensions, which states:
.
The gray area on the left is
. The same gray area in the right hand image is
. For
,
, hence the inequality.
Contributed by:
Chris Boucher
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This image is from S. H. Kung, "Proof without Words: The Cauchy-Schwarz Inequality,"
Mathematics Magazine
,
81
(1), 2008 p. 69.
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