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The great-circle distance or orthodromic distance is the shortest distance between two points on the surface of a sphere, measured along the surface of the sphere (as opposed to a straight line through the sphere's interior).The distance between two points in Euclidean space is the length of a straight line between them, but on the sphere there are no straight lines.

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In plain geometry, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, or, more precisely, the line segment connecting point A to point B. There are other possibilities when we move off a ...

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The shortest distance between two points ? * It is a straight line in 3 Dimensional world. * In 2 Dimensional world, it can be a very long distance. Consider your living room, What is the shortest distance between a point A at the center of floor ...

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The Shortest Distance Between Points on Google Maps On Google Maps (Web) Open Google Maps on your computer. Zoom into your starting point and right click on it. Select Measure distance from the right-click options. Click on the second location you want to measure the distance too. If you want to measure multiple points, click again on those ...

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The first application I was shown of the calculus of variations was proving that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Define a functional measuring the length of a curve between two points: $$ I(y) = \int_{x_1}^{x_2} \sqrt{1 + (y')^2}\, dx, $$ apply the Euler-Langrange equation, and Bob's your uncle.

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Introduction. The shortest path between two given points in a curved space, assumed to be a differential manifold, can be defined by using the equation for the length of a curve (a function f from an open interval of R to the space), and then minimizing this length between the points using the calculus of variations.This has some minor technical problems, because there is an infinite ...

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Entropy is the shortest distance between two points in five-dimensions. Next — Chapter 3. Matter, Time and Consciousness. Understanding consciousness as a result of five dimensions.