@article {MATHEDUC.02368352,
author = {Choate, Jonathan},
title = {Getting a better angle.},
year = {2004},
journal = {Consortium},
number = {86},
issn = {0889-5392},
pages = {9-12},
publisher = {COMAP (Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications), Bedford, MA},
abstract = {This month's column deals with a problem often referred to as the "problem of Regiomontanus" and it is reputed to be the first max-min problem of the modern age. 'At what point on the ground does a perpendicularly suspended rod appear largest (i.e., subtends the greatest visual angle)? It has been claimed that this was the first extreme problem in the history of mathematics since antiquity'. (orig.)},
msc2010 = {G43xx (G44xx G63xx G64xx M93xx M94xx)},
identifier = {2006d.02342},
}