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Or, any source about the same would be much helpful.

Thank you in advance !

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Or, any source about the same would be much helpful.

Thank you in advance !

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Have you tried Googling your thread title?

Or, any source about the same would be much helpful.

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Yes. But, I don't think I understand the solution of Newton provided in wikipedia.Have you tried Googling your thread title?

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The short answer to this is no. We can try to help you understand how to solve this problem, but you still have to do the work.Can anybody post a full solution of the Brachistochrone problem provided by Newton (with full explanations) ?

What are you having trouble understanding?I don't think I understand the solution of Newton provided in wikipedia.

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If you can describe what you are having trouble understanding then we can probably help.Yes. But, I don't think I understand the solution of Newton provided in wikipedia.

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LOL The proof is already there. All I need is a good resource to understand it.The short answer to this is no. We can try to help you understand how to solve this problem, but you still have to do the work.

Pretty much everything. I think I understand the Fermat's principle method (till the DE). But, no solution of the DE is provided in wikipedia to conclude that it is indeed a cycloid.What are you having trouble understanding?

Mind referring a source ?

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The best way to understand it is to solve it yourself. Having a known solution as a guide is often helpful, yes.The proof is already there. All I need is a good resource to understand it.

Which Wikipedia article are you looking at?I think I understand the Fermat's principle method (till the DE). But, no solution of the DE is provided in wikipedia to conclude that it is indeed a cycloid.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brachistochrone_curve?wprov=sfla1Which Wikipedia article are you looking at

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This might help:

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Which DE?I think I understand the Fermat's principle method (till the DE).

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Can anybody post a full solution of the Brachistochrone problem provided by Newton (with full explanations) ?

I'm confused. If we typed out the proof - which would be the same one in Wikipedia - how would that help you better understand it?LOL The proof is already there. All I need is a good resource to understand it.

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