Approximating the Brachistochrone by Line Segments
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This Demonstration shows an approximation of a brachistochrone (cycloid curve) by line segments. A point mass rolling along the polygonal line cannot move faster than it would along the cycloid.
Contributed by: Sven Spenner (August 2011)
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"Approximating the Brachistochrone by Line Segments"
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: August 26 2011