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Gary Chartrand, Mathematics
Dwayne Channell, Mathematics Education
Tabitha Mingus, Mathematics Education
The concept of distance occurs throughout many branches of mathematics. Distance has several interpretations in ordinary circumstances and many interpretations in mathematics, making it a broad topic of study. The idea of distance is fundamental to definitions, theorems, and ideas that build the foundations for many mathematical fields including calculus, topology, and geometry. This paper examines the various definitions and interpretations of distance in mathematics.
Wacyk, Jamie, "Detour Distance in Graphs" (2003). Honors Theses. 306.
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