Maximum and Minimum Curvature of an Ellipse - Teaching Concepts with Maple - Maplesoft
Maximum and Minimum Curvature of an Ellipse

Elementary calculations are used to find the curvature of an ellipse, and the calculus is used to find the locations where the curvature is a maximum or a minimum.

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Dr. Robert Lopez
Dr. Robert J. Lopez

Robert Lopez, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA, is an award winning educator in mathematics and is the author of several books including Advanced Engineering Mathematics (Addison-Wesley 2001). For more than two decades, Dr. Lopez has also been a visionary figure in the introduction of Maplesoft technology into undergraduate education.