Paths on Hills

some paths on hills

One of the Bridge Project group activities discusses the gradient vector in the context of the topographic map of a particular hill. Various paths on the hill are discussed in the first article listed below, which in turn inspired the second article. This latter article was originally written as a Mathematica notebook, which is also available below, and which contains the code used to draw the figures, as well as some comments on the technical aspects of their construction.

(PDFs are © 2009 by the MAA; used by permission.)

Bridge Project Home Page