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B / \.......|..B/sin(theta)
theta\ |
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Theta is the angle off horizontal.
Minimize length = A/cos(theta) + B/sin(theta)
d(length)/d(theta)
= A*sin(theta)/cos(theta)^2 - B*cos(theta)/sin(theta)^2 (?)
= 0
A*sin(theta)/cos(theta)^2 = B*cos(theta)/sin(theta)^2
B/A = sin(theta)^3/cos(theta()^3 = tan(theta)^3
theta = inverse_tan(cube_root(B/A))
If you use the trigonometric formulas cos^2 x = 1/(1 + tan^2 x)
and sin x = tan x cos x, and plug through the algebra, I believe
that the formula for the length reduces to
(A^(2/3) + B^(2/3))^(3/2)
At any rate this is symmetric in A and B as one would expect, and
has the right values at A=B and as either A-->0 or B-->0.