Definition of Brachystochrone. Meaning of Brachystochrone. Synonyms of Brachystochrone

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Definition of Brachystochrone

Brachystochrone
Brachystochrone Bra*chys"to*chrone, n. [Incorrect for brachistochrone, fr. Gr. bra`chistos shortest (superl. of brachy`s short) + ? time : cf. F. brachistochrone. ] (Math.) A curve, in which a body, starting from a given point, and descending solely by the force of gravity, will reach another given point in a shorter time than it could by any other path. This curve of quickest descent, as it is sometimes called, is, in a vacuum, the same as the cycloid.

Meaning of Brachystochrone from wikipedia

- In mathematics and physics, a brachistochrone curve (from Ancient Gr**** βράχιστος χρόνος (brákhistos khrónos), meaning 'shortest time'), or curve of fastest...
- optimization has been around for hundreds of years (calculus of variations, brachystochrone problem), it only became practical for real-world problems with the...
- Tschirnhausen cubic. In 1696, Johann Bernoulli posed the problem of the brachystochrone to the readers of Acta Eruditorum. Tschirnhaus was one of only five...
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