FindMinimum and the minimum-radius circle (2)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg50145] FindMinimum and the minimum-radius circle (2)*From*: Thomas E Burton <tburton at brahea.com>*Date*: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 05:01:30 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

(See thread "Smalest enclosing circle".) I'd better correct my sloppy reference to a "triangle" in the last post. The contour of radius r surrounding the solution governed by 3 points is a 3-sided closed curve consisting of arcs of radius r, a generalization of the Reuleaux triangle where the generating triangle, that connecting the three points, is not regular. Tom Burton