Minimal Enclosing Circle

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The minimal enclosing circle is the smallest circle that completely contains a set of points. Formally, given a set of points in the plane, find the circle of smallest radius such that all points in are contained in the interior or boundary of .

Contributed by: Frederick Wu (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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Snapshot 1: state the problem with a set of random points in the plane

Snapshot 2: find the minimal enclosing circle with two points on its boundary

Snapshot 3: find the minimal enclosing circle with three points on its boundary



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