Practical Applications of Similarity
Lecture no. 10 from the course: Geometry: An Interactive Journey to Mastery
Taught by Professor James Tanton | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses
Build on the side-angle-side postulate and derive other ways of testing whether triangles are similar or congruent. Also dive into several practical applications, including a trick botanists use for estimating the heights of trees and a way to measure the width of a river using only a baseball cap.