Optimization - Art Gallery

A visualization of a classic optimization problem: Where is the best spot to stand to view a painting? A painting in an art gallery has height 3 m and is hung so that its lower edge is about 1 m above the eye of an observer. How far from the wall should the observer stand to get the best view? (i.e. the observer wants to maximize the angel θ subtended at the eye by the painting.)

 

J Mulholland

 
Resource Type
Activity
Tags
art  gallery  optimization  painting  viewing 
Target Group (Age)
19+
Language
English (United States)
 
 
GeoGebra version
4.2
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