Minimizing energy

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Minimizing energy

What is the most efficient way to fence land when you’ve only got so many metres of fence? Or, to put it differently, what is the largest area bounded by a simple closed planar curve of fixed length?
We consider the answer to this question and others like it, making note of recent results in the same spirit.

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Mathematical subjects

Geometry and Topology


Christine Breiner
Senior Editor:
Carla Cederbaum
Junior Editor:
Sophia Jahns


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Geometry and Topology
Numerics and Scientific Computing
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