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Minimal Enclosing Circle
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
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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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PERMANENT CITATION
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Minimal Enclosing Circle
" from
the Wolfram Demonstrations Project
http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/MinimalEnclosingCircle/
Contributed by:
Frederick Wu
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