isoperimetric problem


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isoperimetric problem

[¦ī·sō‚per·ə′me·trik ′präb·ləm]
(mathematics)
In the calculus of variations this problem deals with finding a closed curve in the plane which encloses the greatest area given its length as fixed.
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Global methods for combinatorial isoperimetric problems.
of California, Riverside) states in the preface that "working on combinatorial isoperimetric problems, from the summer of 1962 to the present, has been the greatest aesthetic experience of my life.