Lesson 1 - introducing the concept of Taxicab geometry to students Lesson 2 - Euclidian geometry Lesson 3 - Taxicab vs. Euclidian geometry Lesson 4 - Taxicab distance Lesson 5 - Introducing Taxicab circles Lesson 6 - Is there a Taxicab Pi ? Calculate the Euclidean distance and Taxicab distance for the following two points: (4, 0), (2, 5) Taxicab Distance = _____ Euclidean Distance = _____ Name _____ Period _____ Taxicab Geometry. It is based on a different metric, or way of measuring distances. In taxicab geometry, there are many shortest paths from A to B, and is the rectangle with A and B at diametrically opposed corners. 5. Hide everything except A, B, and the Taxicab Distance. Textbook – Amazon \$6.95 ! Calculate the distances for AC, AB, and BC. The user may now create the custom tool. The so-called Taxicab Geometry is a non-Euclidean geometry developed in the 19th century by Hermann Minkowski. Part 1 History and Geometric Perspective. In this activity, students begin a study of taxicab geometry by discovering the taxicab distance formula. One of the wonderful things about Taxicab geometry is that you can keep on investigating all manner of shapes and geometrical properties. 6. This is the taxicab distance between A and B. The taxicab metric, also called the Manhattan distance, is the metric of the Euclidean plane defined by for all points and . Graph the points listed in the chart below on the coordinate grid. Taxicab Geometry and Euclidean geometry have only the axioms up to SAS in common. So, taxicab geometry is the study of the geometry consisting of Euclidean points, lines, and angles in with the taxicab metric A nice discussion of the properties of this geometry is given by Krause . Then calculate AC+BC. ! This is true because of the following reasons: First, taxicab geometry is very close to Euclidean geometry in its axiomatic structure, differing from Euclidean geometry in … In this paper we will explore a slightly modified version of taxicab geometry. They then use the definition of radius to draw a taxicab circle and make comparisons between a circle in Euclidean geometry and a circle in taxicab geometry. Circle ! For the sake of constructing the tool, change the label from “AC+BC” to “Taxicab Distance” or whatever label is most helpful. Text book: Taxicab Geometry E.F. Krause – Amazon 6.95 ! Snapshot 4 shows a taxicab hyperbola in which two entire quarter-planes of points satisfy the relationship . This number is equal to the length of all paths connecting and along horizontal and vertical segments, without ever going back, like those described by a car moving in a lattice-like street pattern. Taxicab geometry is a nice, gentle introduction to non-Euclidean geometry. Segment ! 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