UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

10/23/2022 -- Beginners 2A: Shortest paths

In this class we will study geodesics, also known as shortest paths. In most of our experience shortest paths are straight lines. Given any 2 points there is exactly one shortest path between them. But there are spaces in which shortest paths look very different and for which two point may have two very different shortest paths between them (Ch. 19).