Minimizing the Footprint of Your Laptop (On Your Bedside Table)

Polster, Burkard
July 2011
Mathematical Intelligencer;Jul2011, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p33
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the use of mathematical solution to decide the minimum space required for a laptop on a bedside table. The solution is divided in two parts. First those placements are taken where the table corner coincides with the midpoint of the laptop and an isoceles triangle is formed. In the second consideration, the laptop midpoint has a greater footprint area. In the end, the author challenges the readers to come up with extension of his theorem by locating the centre of gravity.


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