Arc Length In A Rectilinear Metric?
The Minkowski plane is defined by a rectilinear metric as follows:
For points \((a, b)\) and \((m, n)\), the distance between these points is
What is the length of the arc of \(f(x)=x^2\) from \(x=-1\) to \(x=1\) in this metric?
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