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Archimedes' Method for Computing Areas and Volumes

Archimedes' computation of circle area and his use of the Law of the Lever to compute volumes of cones, cylinders, spheres, and paraboloids in his Method, explored using interactive Java applets created with Geometers Sketchpad but requiring only a Java-enabled browser. Classroom-ready examples, along with student exercises and solutions.

Identifier: 
http://www.maa.org/publications/periodicals/convergence/archimedes-method-for-computing-areas-and-volumes
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Creator(s): 
Gabriela R. Sanchis
Cataloger: 
Janet Beery
Publisher: 
MAA, MathDL Loci: Convergence
Rights: 
MAA
Format Other: 
HTML webpage

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