James Gregory and the Pappus-Guldin Theorem - Acknowledgements and References

Andrew Leahy (Knox College)


The author would like to thank Dennis Schneider for his help in using Mathematica to prepare the 3D images used in this article; The author would also like to thank the Centro di Ricerca Matematica Ennio De Giorgi and Pier Daniele Napolitani in particular for their support in the author's participation in the Scientific Revolutions of the XVI and XVII century workshop.


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