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Minimizing the Perimeter of a Sector with Given Area
Given the area
of a sector, find the value of the radius
that minimizes the perimeter
of the sector with that area.
Contributed by:
Roberta Grech
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This is a typical minimization problem encountered by calculus students as an application of differentiation.
The Demonstration is based on Problem 26 in C. Gauci and K. Asciak,
Intermediate Pure Mathematics
, 3rd ed., Malta: Progress Press, 2005 p. 154.
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Circular Sector
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