It’s a pretty easy concept to find the length of a straight line. Take out a ruler or tape measure and find the length. Even on a map or graph, finding the distance from point A to point B is quickly accomplished. Making the leap to a curving line or squiggly course on a map is a totally different experience. Now you’ve introduced the challenge of applying geometric principles and even the use of calculus. What makes the task easier? Putting geometric principles into action with a calculator capable of solving the arc length of a curve. What is an Arc … [Read more...]