TITLE

The Problem of Malfatti: Two Centuries of Debate

AUTHOR(S)
Andreatta, Marco; Bezdek, András; Boroński, Jan
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Mar2011, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the problem raised by Gianfrancesco Malfatti, an Italian mathematician, in 1983 also known as "Malfatti's Problem." According to the author, the problem was how to pack three non-overlaping circles having a maximum total area in a triangle. The authors provide their own analysis on the problem along with theorems, mathematical proofs and conjectures.
ACCESSION #
58696816

 

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