1) The surface area of a cell in a honey comb is:
where h and s are positive constants and theta is the angle at which the upper faces meet the altitude of the cell. Find the angle theta ( ) that minimizes the surface area S.
1) The surface area of a cell in a honey comb is:
where h and s are positive constants and theta is the angle at which the upper faces meet the altitude of the cell. Find the angle theta ( ) that minimizes the surface area S.
This has either a calculus like minimum in the interval or the minimum is at an end point of the interval.
So differentiate and set the derivative to zero and solve for a zero in the given interval, if there is no such root examine the value at each end of the interval.
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