Variations of the Sliding Ladder Problem
This article takes another look at the sliding ladder problem that students meet in the study of related rates in calculus. Physically realistic situations with both constrained and understrained ladders are explored.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2008-11-01
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