Definitions for brachystochrone
a curve, in which a body, starting from a given point, and descending solely by the force of gravity, will reach another given point in a shorter time than it could by any other path. This curve of quickest descent, as it is sometimes called, is, in a vacuum, the same as the cycloid
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"brachystochrone." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2013. Web. 20 May 2013. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/brachystochrone>.