Distance, Midpoints, and Folding Ties
Lecture no. 6 from the course: Geometry: An Interactive Journey to Mastery
Taught by Professor James Tanton | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses
Learn how watching a fly on his ceiling inspired the mathematician René Descartes to link geometry and algebra. Find out how this powerful connection allows us to use algebra to calculate distances, midpoints, and more.