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Posts tagged curvature

January 1, 2013

 

the sea with a boat in the distance

How Far Away Is The Horizon?

The horizon line can be a tricky thing to measure...

September 27, 2003

 

Follow That Curve

Now, if we take a smooth, spherical object like a bowling ball, and press a sheet of tinfoil down on it so the foil touches the ball’s surface at all points, the curvature of the ball would be easily seen in the curved shape of the tinfoil when removed.

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