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Posted: 7/4/2003 10:07:06 AM EDT
[b]The shortest distance between two points is a straight line[/b] Sgtar15
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 10:11:27 AM EDT
In a two or three dimensional model, true.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 10:15:17 AM EDT
This is something my parents taught me. It is in relation to our many hiking trips. Sgtar15
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 10:15:21 AM EDT
Within normal physics, yes.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 10:21:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/4/2003 10:22:17 AM EDT by photoman]
If your on the surface of the earth(travel by car, foot, horse, whatever) you never travel in a str8 line even if you think you are.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 10:31:53 AM EDT
On a human scale for the usual endeavors, the flat earth idealization of the Earth's surface is mere than sufficiently accurate. So go ahead an walk a straight line between tow points, unless an obstacle interferes. sgtar15, you must be plenty bored to come up with this one.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 11:21:04 AM EDT
Absolutely. The shortest distance between two points is the length of the straight line between the points. He asked for shortest distance, which is a definable and absolute value. There were no other criteria given. The caveat that others have noted is that the shortest distance is not necessarily the most convenient path between two places.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 11:22:00 AM EDT
Geodesic?
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 11:25:18 AM EDT
Shortest distance between two points is [b]nothing[/b]. Duh.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 11:33:14 AM EDT
I saw "Event Horizon" so I know that it isn't true.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 11:50:28 AM EDT
Event Horizion is the point of no return around a black hole... What are you talking about?
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 12:00:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AeroE: sgtar15, you must be plenty bored to come up with this one.
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It's been on my mind for over 25 years. Sgtar15
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 12:13:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Originally Posted By AeroE: sgtar15, you must be plenty bored to come up with this one.
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It's been on my mind for over 25 years. Sgtar15
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I always knew there was meaning to your life. [;)]
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 12:19:22 PM EDT
Poop.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 12:35:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/4/2003 12:36:47 PM EDT by MadProfessor]
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: I saw "Event Horizon" so I know that it isn't true.
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"The shortest distance between 2 points is zero" ~Dr. William Weir [img]http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/3261/eh_neill.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/3261/eh2.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 12:40:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: I saw "Event Horizon" so I know that it isn't true.
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Liar. You didn't see that one - there's no zombies in it. (Ghosts maybe, but no actual undead walkers.)
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 12:59:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MadProfessor:
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: I saw "Event Horizon" so I know that it isn't true.
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"The shortest distance between 2 points is zero" ~Dr. William Weir [url]http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/3261/eh_neill.jpg[/url] [url]http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/3261/eh2.jpg[/url]
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Nice red x's, but thanks for the backup.
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