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Archimedes' Quadrature of the Parabola - a Mechanical View

by Thomas Osler

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
January, 2006

Subject classification(s): Geometry and Topology | Plane Geometry
Applicable Course(s): 4.10 Math for High School Teachers

This capsule provides a simple  proof to Archimede's problem related to areas enclosed by a parabolic segment. The idea of the proof comes from elementary physics instead of geometry.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Development Math | Geometry
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