Related Rates - A Sliding Ladder Problem - Teaching Concepts with Maple - Maplesoft
Related Rates - A Sliding Ladder Problem

The top of a ladder that is leaning against a vertical wall, has its bottom pulled away from the wall at a constant rate. The rate at which the top descends is to be found in this version of the "classic" sliding-ladder problem.

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Dr. Robert Lopez
Dr. Robert J. Lopez

Robert Lopez, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA, is an award winning educator in mathematics and is the author of several books including Advanced Engineering Mathematics (Addison-Wesley 2001). For more than two decades, Dr. Lopez has also been a visionary figure in the introduction of Maplesoft technology into undergraduate education.