An Exploration of Taxicab Geometry through Conic Sections
Hayley Elizabeth Carroll
How do you get from point A to point B? Most would say to draw a straight line from one point to the other, or the distance as the crow flies, which is the Euclidean ideology. However, if you are discussing how to get from point A to point B in New York City, we need to consider the route using roads and walkways which run vertically and horizontally. This idea uses a special kind of geometry called 'Taxicab Geometry'. This project will compare Euclidean and Taxicab geometries, discuss conic sections formed using Taxicab, and provide answers to questions such as where to live so that you have the shortest walking distance to work in your city.
Rebecca J. Krakowski
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities; Quality Education
"An Exploration of Taxicab Geometry through Conic Sections" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2528.